LGBT Cancer Project

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: New York City NY USA

Mission: The National LGBT Cancer Project of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivor nonprofit, OutWithCancer, includes in-person support groups and conferences, nationwide.
Results: Begun in 2005, The LGBT Cancer Project - Out With Cancer, has helped hundreds of cancer survivor's with support and information. The LGBT Cancer Project has represented our unique cancer survivor community at numerous conferences, hearings and events.
Target demographics: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and all Transgender people diagnosed with cancer, their friends, family, partners, and allies
Geographic areas served: enitre United States

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a gay man with lung cancer, I found the people at the LGBT Cancer Project very helpful. They connected me with other men in my straits and helped me to feel empowered. Thank you.

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I received advice and connections with other cancer survivors.

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It's a great organization

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Rating: 5 stars  

Gay and Lesbian cancer survivors often find themselves at the short end of the health care spectrum. The LGBT Cancer Project is the only place I know of where all gay and lesbian cancer survivors can connect with caring peers around survivorship.

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I've seen cancer survivors thrive.

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Increase funding

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer with a health care agency, I have referred several Gay and Lesbian cancer survivors to contact the LGBT Cancer Project. They help patients navigate cancer survivorship and treatment well

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Patients have told me great things about the LGBT Cancer Project

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they're good

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sometimes we think that we do not need organizations targeted for specific sub-groups within our community; however, this is not the case for LGBT Cancer Project. LGBT offers support in an environment where the PATIENT feels comfortable, around people who are cognizant of the unique experience had by LGBT persons. Great organization!

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I have not had any personal experience with the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Very few people beyond our LGBT community cold possibly have a clue what a diagnosis of prostate cancer can mean to a Gay man. Thank goodness for the LGBT Cancer Project and it's online support group, out with cancer.

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I attended online support group and read web information

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Spread it around the world!

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is wonderful that such an organization exist for the LGBT community. The needs are alwasy so great and must tend to look the other way when help is required. Kudosto LGBT Cancer Project!!!

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I do not have personal experience with this group

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I would author a bill into law that would prohibit discrimination against human being period!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with The LGBT Cancer Project for almost two years. It's a wonderful nonprofit that helps Lesbian cancer survivors mix it up with Gay and Bisexual cancer survivors in very helpful ways. The LGBT Cancer Project is super!

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My partner was diagnosed with breast cancer and was helped by The LGBT Cancer Project

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help it get more funding.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am all for helping people with cancer, my husband had lung cancer I wish I would have had more help understanding how to help him more and to make him feel like he wasnt shunned by others that dont understand cancer. this is a good site and understanding. thank you

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havent heard of this till now

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Rating: 5 stars  

Let's face it, in the US our society shuns its sick and culls its weakest through ever increasing fragmentation and isolation if there is not a solid support system for an individual facing a challenge like Cancer. 20 years ago I found out I had a kind of bone cancer in my leg, had the tumor removed, along with most of my left fibula. Thank goodness I had my surgery at Mass General Hospital, and my ortho oncologist is still in Boston, and there was no chemo, but 20 years of crutches, braces and pain 24/7 as a side effect of this technical procedure. As a 20 year, "out-of-the-woods" survivor, I find being a part of this project is a healthy way to obtain peer support. I do not feel like I need to make a case for this group being LGBT, its a 10% minority. Take that population, find the members who have gone through another minority experience, navigating the waters of Caner treatment and survival and there is room for meaningful discourse.

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Frankly as a 20 year veteran, its a shot in the arm for anyone in years 1-5. Its also very helpful through the pain and loss that comes from losing pieces of yourself that is forever palpable and visible to connect with others who have had to adjust to the world in similar ways. Its an easy way to give and receive in an online community and whatever you put in, you get back.

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The only feedback I would suggest is that on the page, a statement should appear that this is social and not a place for medical advice. Chemo and treatment is different for everyone. It would be helpful to see a reminder that it is a social site, and any information that is posted is opinion, not bona-fide medical information. Peace and blessings to anyone who reads this. -Margaret

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Facebook

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To follow up with my ortho oncologist. As a 20 year veteran who has had surgery, it is important for me to consult my surgeon since I am facing aging issues and have questions.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

After learning that one of my closest friends was diagnosed with cancer, I sought out a community where I could better understand what she was going through. The LGBT Cancer Project provides helpful connections with cancer survivors and also has a very helpful online support group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

connecting with LGBT cancer survivorship

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it better known.

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