Skin Cancer Prevalence Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Skin Cancer Prevalence Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Elianna Goldstein
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Research from 2015 and 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that there is a higher prevalence of skin cancer among gay and bisexual men. Skin cancer can arise from a host of factors, including ones that are both genetic and behavioral. 

What is certain, is that healthcare access in the LGBTQ+ community is challenged across the board. Many individuals struggle to find care providers that are free of biases or that are affirmative or fully knowledgeable about their identities and needs. 

We are committed to serving as allies to the LGBTQ+ communities.

If you or someone you know is dealing with skin cancer, you can see below for strong support resources from the following organizations:

The Melanoma Research Alliance, The Skin Cancer Foundation, and the AIM

The first steps towards preventing skin cancer begin with debunking common myths on skin cancer, understanding how to perform a skin check, and setting up a time to see a dermatologist. 

The Trevor Project History & Pride Month

The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 and since then, its mission is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.

At Get Mr. we believe that every person deserves to live and love freely, regardless of their identity. In support of Pride Month, we will be donating 18% of all sales towards The Trevor Project from 06/28-06/30.

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