Thursday, February 4, 2010

World Cancer Day - LGBT Resources

Today is World Cancer Day and its aim is to create awareness about cancer, and to encourage prevention, detection, and early treatment.

The organizers of WCD maintain that studies show 43% of cancers can be prevented through healthy behaviors:

* Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke
* Limit alcohol consumption
* Avoid excessive sun exposure
* Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly
* Protect against cancer-causing infections

LGBT Resources for support, treatment, and prevention:

ACS Cancer facts for lesbian/bisexual women

Centers for Disease Control LGBT Health


Advocacy & Screening:
National LGBT Cancer Network

Mautner Project (National Lesbian Health Organization)

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Lesbian Community Care Project

National LGBT Tobacco Control Network

OUT With Cancer

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