A More Inclusive Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but one-size-fits-all messaging leaves many in the LGBT community behind. Here at The Pride Network we encourage all members of our community to be informed and educated on issues that can impact us all.

Information about self-breast exams, mammography, and risk reduction tips are all over the media. This information is critical—prevention and early detection are two of the best defenses against breast cancer. But often, breast cancer information overlooks the LGBT community and other minorities.

Sexual, gender and other minority women are more likely to experience financial, cultural, or linguistic barriers to adequate health care. This can mean fewer doctor’s visits, mammograms, and less follow-up care.

Continue reading here: http://fenwayfocus.org/2012/10/bcam/

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