Cancer and the LGBT Community

There are approximately 1 million LGBT cancer survivors in the country today.

This is based on the common estimate that approximately 4% of the population is gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender and that this population is overrepresented among cancer survivors.

Nearly every doctor has LGBT people as patients.

According to the 2000 Census, same-sex couples are present in 99% of the counties in this country. This statistic does not factor in single LGBT people, those not able to come out publicly and transgender men and women who may identify as heterosexual. It is impossible to determine who is LGBT by looking at a person’s appearance, age or marital status.

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