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Lgbt Cancer

The LGBT Cancer Treatment Dilemma

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

The National LGBT Cancer Network wants to create a better map so that LGBT people who are diagnosed with cancer can make the best treatment decisions. We are developing a database of providers who are both highly skilled and culturally competent.

Breaking Down The One-Two LGBT Cancer Punch, And Fighting Back With Resources For Welcoming, Accessible Care

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

We have compiled a directory of over 400 LGBT-friendly, free or low-cost cancer screening facilities across the country. They have just been uploaded to our website. Our database covers colonoscopies, prostate cancer screening, anal pap smears, cervical paps, and mammograms.

'Everyone' Doesn't Always Mean Me

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

I often interact with mainstream cancer groups, and when I do, I bring up the underserved and invisible LGBT community. "Oh, don't worry," they always say in that reassuring voice. "Our organization and our services are meant for everyone." Really?

For LGBT Americans, Silence On Cancer Is Not An Option

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Not only do LGBT people have higher cancer risks and lower screening rates, but our experience of cancer is partly determined by being members of a sexual and gender minority group.