Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women and Breast Cancer
This present explores the cycle of invisibility for LBQ women with breast cancer and their help seeking behaviour. It presents data from a qualitiative study of 18 LBQ women with breast cancer or their carer or partner. Issues of concern included coming out to professionals, accessing support; involving partners and experiences of reconstructive surgery. Recommendations for developing services are proposed alongside a small impact case study.
This presentation formed part of a two centre project visit to ACON Health in Sydney and the Victorian Aids Councuil, Melbourne Australia and joint funded.
Citation : Professor Julie Fish, in conversation: Breast cancer in LBQ women. ACON Health, Sydney, Australia
Research Group : Centre for LGBTQ Research
Research Institute : Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care
Peer Reviewed : No