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How Well Do You Know Your Body?

Approximately 4 of 10 cancers are attributable to lifestyle and environmental risk factors, which include
sexual/reproductive history, smoking, alcohol, diet, weight and physical activity. ~ 15% of all cancers may
be attributed to viruses (e.g., HPV, Hepatitis, etc.)1 Sexual and gender minorities may have a higher
risk of certain cancer types, and it's important you stay on top of your screenings!

Breast Cancer

Did you know?

LGBTQIA+ populations are thought to have an increased
risk of breast cancer due to various risk factors. Annual
screening mammograms are recommended when you turn
40 if you're at average risk. If you have a high risk of breast
cancer, talk to your healthcare provider to help you make a
personalized screening plan.

Colorectal Cancer

Did you know?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, but also
one of the most preventable. People 45+ of all genders
should be routinely screened for colorectal cancer.

Prostate Cancer

Did you know?

All men are at risk for prostate cancer. One in six gay
and bisexual men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their
lifetime, where treatment can affect sexual function
differently.2, 3 Men who are at average risk should begin
screenings at age 50 and take the time to understand
risks/benefits. If you're at high risk, partner with your
healthcare provider to develop a screening plan.

Cervical Cancer

Did you know?

HPV is the most common risk factor of cervical cancer.
Anyone with a cervix should begin cervical cancer screening
at the age of 25, which includes the HPV and Pap Test.

Anal Cancer

Did you know?

Anal cancer is known to be associated with risk factors
such as HPV, HIV, sexual behavior such as regular anal
sex, and tobacco use. Talk to your healthcare provider
about screening recommendations, such as anal Pap
tests and digital anorectal exams.

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