Monday, 19 May 2008

LGBT Cancer

The dreaded C word is one of those words that haunts all of us. It's one of those that sometimes makes us wake up in the middle of the night and sweat.

Many of us have lost friends and loved ones to cancer. We all know people who have survived cancer, and survival rates are increasing. One of the keys in dealing with cancer is to have social support. I could not think of few worse things in the world than facing cancer, possibly facing death, alone.

For LGBT people, living in a relatively small and sometimes isolated community, having cancer can have the added burden of a lack of social support, making dealing with your condition that much worse.

I was contacted recently by Darryl in New York who asked that I write about two websites, and Darryl, I am happy to plug these sites, even though they aren't legal matters. People who have cancer need all the help and support they can get. One of the features that particularly struck me was the thought behind the patient intake form on, which showed the sensitivity to the needs of LGBT people going to hospital.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much indeed for taking time to note our LGBT cancer survivor work. All in Australia are welcome to log on and join in.