Gay and bisexual men have a higher risk of certain kinds of cancer. The cancers to be most aware of are discussed here. For many of them, you can do things to help lower your risk. You may even be able to prevent them from ever starting. Gay and bisexual men are more likely to smoke than heterosexual men.
Information for gay and bisexual men
Prostate cancer tests and treatment: A guide for gay and bisexual men | Prostate Cancer UK
ZERO is a free, comprehensive patient support service to help patients and their families navigate insurance and financial obstacles to cover treatment and other critical needs associated with cancer. Additionally, our partner, Malecare , has a network of support groups and social workers who specialize in helping LGBT people through their prostate cancer journey. Gay and bisexual men have no increased risk of prostate cancer as compared to straight men. Neither oral nor anal sex increases the risk of prostate cancer. However, studies have shown that gay and bisexual men are more negatively impacted by the side effects of prostate cancer than straight men are.
The LGBT Community and Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. Early detection is key. Learn more about the PSA test, risk factors and what questions to ask your doctor.