Coming Out of Cancer
|Coming Out of Cancer
Writings from the Lesbian Cancer Epidemic
One-third of women run a lifetime risk of developing cancer, and studies have shown that lesbians are especially at risk. They often don't access healthcare because of homophobia in the medical establishment and inadequate insurance coverage. With its diversity of views and experience, Coming out of Cancer includes contributions from Audre Lorde, Ruthann Robson, Pat Parker, Rachel Carson, and Dr. Susan Love and offers information and support for survivors, loved ones, and community activists.
With risk of breast cancer increasing in women who don't get pregnant and don't breastfeed, on top of the homophobia present throughout our society and certainly in our medical system, lesbians are shown to be at higher risk of breast cancer. Highly rated. TBS