Further reading

Below are a collection of texts, journal articles, books and websites that provide further reading on the topic of sexuality and cancer.

Freely accessible papers/reports

Macmillan Cancer Support (2014) The Emerging picture: LGBT people with cancer

Fish, J. (2010) Coming out about Breast Cancer

Fish , J (2018) More than a Diagnosis: Promoting Good Outcomes in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Cancer Care.

Practical Guide to supporing LGBT people with Cancer

Fish (2015) Improving The Cancer Journey

Johnson and Fish (2015) Diversity and equality in cancer care

Macmillan Cancer Support (2017) Supporting LGBT people with Cancer


National LGBT Cancer Network – An American based cancer support network for LGBT people. They have also produced a report on LGBT patient centred outcomes.

Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre – An LGBT affirming cancer support centre in the US

LGBT Cancer Support Alliance – An alliance of health and social care professionals seeking to improve the experience and outcomes for LGBT people with a cancer diagnosis in Manchester.

Rant from the subburbs – A Blog written by Jim, one of the contributors to this website, about his experiences of prostate cancer

LGBT walnut – An LGBT support group for people with prostate cancer based in London (UK)

Out With Prostate Cancer – A prostate cancer support group for gay and bisexual men, meets in Manchester (UK) at the LGBT foundation

Midlands Gay, Bi and Trans* prostate cancer support group – A new group facilitated by volunteers from Prostate Cancer UK, meets at Birmingham LGBT centre

Macmillan LGBT online support group – a dedicated forum on the Macmillan Cancer Support website for LGBT people


Papers (potentially behind paywalls)

* Hulbert-Williams et al (2017) The Cancer experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual patients: a secondary analysis of data from the UK Cancer Patient Experience Survey European Journal of Cancer Care http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12670/full

* Nelson et al (2015) LGBT Trainee and Health Professional Perspectives on Academic Careers—Facilitators and Challenges LGBT Health http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/lgbt.2015.0024