There are currently 12 million cancer survivors in the United States and of those 1 million are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered (LGBT). This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week and because the LGBT community is considered an underserved population, we have created special services to address the challenges that they may face.
Studies show that the LGBT community is at a higher risk for cancer due to higher rates of smoking, obesity, alcohol and drug use. They are also less likely to have insurance, have lower incomes and be less likely to share their sexual orientation to their health care providers. LIVESTRONG is here to serve all people affected by cancer. Below is a video message from our Executive Vice President of Mission who is also a gay man and melanoma survivor, Andy Miller, discussing why the LGBT community needs specialized services and how LIVESTRONG fills that gap.
LIVESTRONG Support Services:
By Phone: 1-855-220-7777
In Person: 2201 E. 6th, Austin, TX 78702
Download the LIVESTRONG Brochure “Coming Out With Cancer”