Monday, October 8, 2007

OK Men Here are Your Facts!

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:

Island Dyke
Johnson, R. (2007) Gays Have Higher Cancer Risk. Gay Life. Retrieved on October 8, 2007 from

1 comment:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

It sounds too depressing.

May I suggest as an alternative The Halloween party at PORKY'S. Oct 31st. First beer or drink is free, free chasers, 3 bands, come as you are or in costume if you want to enter the contest. Lots of prizes.

Plenty Fun.

See Bruce for tickets. All tickets sold to or by Marianas Dive members rebate 10% back to the group's treasury.