Little is known about metastatic breast cancer in the lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community. However, the available research indicates that people in these communities often have less access to medical care, including cancer treatments. And some in the LGBTQI community are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Keep reading to learn about research and resources.
Commentary on Breast Cancer Risk in the LGBTQI Communities
- From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer Oncology Nurse Adviser discusses how lesbians are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
- The LGBT Community’s Disproportionate Cancer Burden Cure notes that many in the LGBT community are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer.
Where to Find LGBTQI-Welcoming Healthcare Providers & Other Resources
- National LGBT Cancer Network
- Resources for Lesbian & Bisexual Women Resources from Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
- OUT: The National Cancer Survey. Complete a survey about your experience as an LGBTQI+ cancer survivor (includes people with MBC).
Last Modified on March 14, 2021