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Ben Thomas: Challenging health inequalities for gay and bisexual men and transgender women with prostate cancer

Figures from Prostate Cancer UK show the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer in the UK for the first time. Mental health expert Ben Thomas says health professionals must ensure that gay and bisexual men and transgender women with prostate cancer receive the help and support they need

Figures from Prostate Cancer UK show the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer in the UK for the first time. Mental health expert Ben Thomas says health professionals must ensure that gay and bisexual men and transgender women with prostate cancer receive the help and support they need

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Inevitably included in these figures are gay and bisexual men, and some male to female transgender women.

As healthcare professionals, we need to understand the needs of all individuals affected by prostate cancer, including the challenges faced by what has often been described as an invisible group.

After recognising the patchy provision of support networks nationally for gay and bisexual men and transgender

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