Resources for More Information: LGBTQ+ Individuals with Cancer

Author: Christina Bach, LCSW, MBE, OSW-C
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The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer information and resources.

The National LGBT Cancer Network

The first program in the U.S. to address the needs of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. They work to improve the lives of LGBT survivors through education, increasing awareness, and advocacy. Includes a listing of LGBT-friendly cancer treatment centers in the United States.

http://www.cancer-network.org/

LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Project is the United States' first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization. Our online support group community, Out With Cancer, is committed to improving the health of LGBT cancer survivors with peer-to-peer support, patient navigation, education, and advocacy.

http://lgbtcancer.org

National LGBT Health Education Center

The goal of the National LGBT Health education center is to optimize quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people by providing educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations.

http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: Cancer in Our Lives

LGBTQ+ individuals are at greater risk for some cancers and less likely to access necessary and appropriate diagnostic and treatment resources. These presentations help to put a personal face on cancer in this community, confront the unique obstacles to care, and look at the promising science emerging to prevent some cancers.

http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&PageID=792&CFID=6141218&CFTOKEN=62452676

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Cancer Care

Provides support services and education to the LGBTQ+ community including online support groups for LGBTQ+ persons coping with cancer. 

https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/lgbtq+

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