and Breast Cancer Project
The Lesbians and
Breast Cancer Project was a community-based participatory study conducted
in Ontario, Canada in 2003. We interviewed twenty-six lesbians
diagnosed with a womans cancer (twenty-two with
breast cancer, three with gynecological cancer, one with both) about
their experiences of treatment, cancer care, and support, and their
feelings and ideas about changes in identity, body, sexuality and relationships.
people that you have cancer is like coming out, again. People
sit there and go, "Oh my God you have cancer,"
like you have cooties. People back away. They still do.
side is, [after I said I had cancer] people came forward and
said, "My mother had breast cancer, my sister had
breast cancer, my grandmother had breast cancer, I had uterine
cancer, I didnt tell anybody
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