After my last posting I started to think about you men. Last month, September, was National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. If lesbians are at greater risk I was wondering if the same is true for gay men. Johnson (2007) shares with us that the American Cancer Society thinks gay men ARE at an increased risk for prostate cancer as well as skin, colon and lung cancer. The ACS attributes this increased risk to:
- Lack of health coverage
- Healthcare discrimination and negative experiences
- Gay men and smoking
According to one citation gays that smoke are 36% of LGBT adults compared to 25% of all adults.
For a PDF file copy of Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men follow this link: http://gaylife.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=gaylife&cdn=people&tm=1209&gps=297_914_1276_640&f=00&tt=2&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.cancer.org/downloads/COM/Gay%2520Men%2520CF%2520Brochure.pdf