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Topic: Stage IV breast cancer patient seeking support LBTQ community

Forum: LGBT With Breast Cancer —

A special and safe place for the LGBT community diagnosed with breast cancer to connect.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2018 07:25PM

Lindsey88 wrote:

Since I'm Stave IV and will have breast cancer for life, I hate how it's further defining me as female. Wondering if there's a closed FB group out there for LBTQ and/or non-binary gender identity support?

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Sep 12, 2018 07:39PM crawfish wrote:

Hi Lindsey -- I'm so sorry you had to find your way to our community. I don't know of a group like you described, but I wanted to say hi and offer my support here. I'm gay and I surely can't be the only other member of the LGBTQ community here, although the LGBT board isn't active. I don't know your situation, but I also wanted to point out that males can also get breast cancer. This disease is no respecter of gender.

(((Hugs)))

Dx 8/13/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 8/28/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/28/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right

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