Gay Men More Likely to Receive Cancer Diagnoses

Gay men are nearly twice as likely to have been diagnosed with cancer compared with heterosexuals, researchers reported, but there were no differences in prevalence by sexual orientation among women.

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On the other hand, lesbian and bisexual cancer survivors were more likely to report poor or fair health than heterosexual women, while sexual orientation had no effect on self-reported health among male cancer survivors, Ulrike Boehmer, PhD, and colleagues reported online in Cancer, Med Page Today reports.