Addressing Cancer Disparities in LGBTQ+ Communities

March 20, 2024

A critical factor for eliminating disparities and ensuring health equity is the guarantee that all people have access to quality, affordable health care. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) people face a unique and increased cancer burden, disproportionately burdened with risk factors, screening disparities, obstacles to prevention, detection, and treatment because of systemic factors that go beyond the connection to cancer.