Cancer Council NSW aims to improve the way LGBTQI+ people – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and other diverse sexualities and genders, as well as people with intersex variations – access support services for people affected by cancer.
Our supportive care programs take an inclusive approach.
We understand that LGBTQI+ people diagnosed with cancer have unique issues and concerns, and our support services are committed to meeting these needs in a sensitive way.
New LGBTQI+ resource
LGBTQI+ People and Cancer is Cancer Council’s new booklet specifically for LGBTQI+ people diagnosed with cancer and their carers. It covers a range of topics including:
- Finding LGBTQI+ friendly cancer services
- Telling your cancer care team you are LGBTQI+
- Dealing with discrimination
- Impacts on body image and sexual intimacy
- Trans and/or gender-diverse people and cancer
- Intersex people and cancer
- Sources of support and information.