LGBTI experiences of cancer and cancer care

Marianne_BCNAMarianne_BCNA Administrator Posts: 197
edited February 12 in Community news and events

BCNA is involved in a partnership project aimed at understanding the experiences and concerns of cancer survivors and carers within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities. This group reports higher rates of cancer related distress and dissatisfaction with care than the general population. This project will examine the perspectives of cancer survivors, their carers and professional stakeholders, to inform targeted patient and carer resources, and recommendations for cancer care and policy.

The project is based at Western Sydney University, in partnership with UNSW, Griffith, Monash, La Trobe and Melbourne universities in partnership with The Cancer Council NSW, Prostate Cancer Foundation, National LGBT Health Alliance, AIDS Councils of NSW, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Sydney Children's Hospital Network and CANTEEN.

BCNA is planning a social media post for next week to promote the project and is looking for someone who would be comfortable sharing a photo of themselves with their same sex partner to use in the post.

If you are interested, please direct message me or email me at [email protected]


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