June is Pride Month. Use these assets to share in celebration and share the work being done at the American Cancer Society.
Use the following hashtags: #Pride #PrideMonth #LGBTQhealth
- Research confirms that LGBTQ+ communities suffer from a lack of representation in data collection, research, clinical trials, cancer screening campaigns, and access to healthcare and culturally competent health care providers.
- Transgender patients may be more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer and less likely to receive treatment for kidney cancer, compared with cisgender patients. Talk to your healthcare provider about screening for cancer. #GetScreened
- Lesbian and bisexual women have a higher risk for breast cancer, as well as other cancers associated with their unique risk factors. Talk to your healthcare provider about screening for cancer. #GetScreened
- Gay and bisexual men have a higher risk of anal cancer, especially those who are HIV+. Talk to your healthcare provider about screening for cancer. #GetScreened
- The American Cancer Society estimates there will be a little more than 1.9 million newly diagnosed cancer cases and nearly 609,360 deaths from cancer in 2022. Using these estimates, there could be approximately 143,900 new cancer cases and 45,702 cancer deaths in the LBGTQ community.