Lesbian and bisexual women share a collection of risk factors that may increase their likelihood to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Some of these risks include: elevated levels of tobacco and alcohol use, higher rates of obesity, and never becoming pregnant or giving birth. Speak with your health care provider about your personalized risk for breast cancer, age-appropriate breast exams and mammograms, and learn how to perform self-exams.
And guys, don’t think you’re immune because of your gender – it’s rarer, but men get breast cancer as well.
For more information on LGBTQ health issues visit Rainbow Access Initiative and choose from the menu options on the left side.
For more information on spititual health for LGBTQ visit CWAC’s website or click on the “email us” button and contact me.