LGBTQ+ Pride 2022

 This Pride, we want to remind you that, no matter how you identify or who you love, we are here for you.

If you are LGBTQ+ you may have questions about if this will affect will affect your risk of cancer, or the screening or treatment you may need.

Sexual orientation and gender identity should not affect your access to the right healthcare. But we know that sometimes LGBTQ+ people may face extra challenges in getting the right help. 

Read our information for LGBTQ+ people about cancer and find out about the support that is available to you.

Information for LGBTQ+ people with cancer

LGBTQ+ people and cancer treatment

Our cancer information for LGBTQ+ people has advice about talking to your healthcare team, information about coping with cancer and the support and treatment that you should receive. You may worry about being treated differently. But if you are treated unfairly there are things you can do.

We also have details of different people you can talk to, including LGBTQ+ cancer support groups.

LGBTQ+ people and cancer treatment

Transgender and non binary people and cancer

If you are transgender (trans), non-binary, or both, our cancer information includes guidance about things like cancer risk, symptoms and screening, and treatment.

There is also advice about talking to your healthcare team, what to do if you are treated unfairly, and support that is available to you.

Transgender and non binary people and cancer

Support for LGBTQ+ people with cancer

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Talk to Macmillan
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Talk to other LGBTQ+ people on our Online Community
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LGBTQ+ cancer support groups

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