Macmillan Cancer Support for LGBTQ+ People

If you are LGBTQ+ and living with cancer, it's important to make sure you get relevant information and support. This Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Gaydio and Macmillan Cancer Support have teamed up to make you aware of the resources available if you or someone you know has been affected by cancer.

Whether you are living with cancer, caring for someone having treatment or you are a healthcare professional, we are here to help you.

To establish why seeking support is so important if you're LGBTQ+ and living with cancer, Paris and Dave from Gaydio Breakfast caught up with Jonny, who discovered he had testicular cancer last year, and Macmillan spokesperson, Richard Pugh.

Getting the right cancer care

If you are LGBTQ+ and have cancer, you may have questions about if this will affect your cancer treatment. Macmillan has information and advice to help.

Click for more information on resources available from Macmillan Cancer Support

Trans & non-binary support

Macmillan information for transgender (trans) and non-binary people includes advice about gender dysphoria, cancer screening, cancer risk and cancer treatment.

Click here to find out more.

Cancer and your sex life

Cancer and cancer treatment may affect your sex life. Find out how to get support and treatment that can help improve your sexual well-being.

Find out more about cancer and sexual well-being by clicking here.

Macmillan support available

Find the right support, whatever you need to ask

For any questions around cancer, work, money or life - Macmillan is here for you, online and by phone. 

Whatever questions you need to ask, they have experts who can offer advice or help on their support line. Call the Macmillan Support Line for free on 0808 808 00 00. They're open, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. You can also email and chat with Macmillan.

Join Macmillan's Online Community

Macmillan's Online Community offers a safe space to ask questions, share experiences and emotions with others who understand 24/7. They have groups for different cancer types and cancer experiences including carers, emotional support and the LGBTQIA+ group.

Sign up for information by email. Macmillan's trusted bite-sized information by email is here to help you through. 

Registered charity details: Macmillan Cancer Support, a registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Also operating in Northern Ireland. Macmillan's cancer and LGBTQ+ information was developed in partnership with OUTpatients (formerly called Live Through This) – a cancer support and advocacy charity for the LGBTQ+ community.

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