CANCER DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE, WHY SHOULD WE?
PRIDE COMES IN ALL SHAPES AND RIBBONS
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FCANCER RELEASES CUSTOM-DESIGNED PRIDE T-SHIRT IN HONOR OF OUR LGBTQI BROTHERS, SISTERS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
FCANCER HOPES TO PREVENT, DETECT AND UNITE AGAINST CANCER AND KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT FCANCER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT LGBTQI COMMUNITY AND OTHERS
SANTA MONICA, CA – June 8, 2016 – On June 8, FCancer, a cutting edge non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, early detection and emotional support of cancer, announced the release of a one of a kind custom Pride T-shirt in honor of the LGBT community. These rainbow T-shirts are available now for $25 at the online store: Lets F Cancer store. All proceeds will go to FCancer programs helping to support our LGBTQI community in the fight against cancer including:
Be Heard – Under FCancer’s Unite strategic initiative, we are providing our community a space on The Mighty to Be Heard, feel connected and unite together. Please share your story with us at http://themighty.com/partner/fcancer/. To submit a story, send yours to [email protected] with subject line “F Cancer”. For details, visit themighty.com/submit-a-story
Not Us – FCancer is rolling out the NOT US campaign, a movement dedicated to promoting HPV vaccination and screening protocols as an urgent priority. Genital HPV is transmitted by skin to skin contact and its risk is present in all that engage in sex. According to the CDC, men who have sex with men are about 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than men who only have sex with women. The number of men who have sex with men that develop anal cancer stemming from HPV infection is on the rise—especially among men living with HIV. Over the past ten years, the number of new anal cancer cases has increased by about 2.2% each year. Compared to heterosexual women, lesbians may be at greater risk for HPV and cervical cancer due to health and lifestyle factors associated with poor overall health. Women who have sex with women can contract the virus from an infected partner in the same ways heterosexual women can, including through genital to genital contact, touching the genitals of a partner and then one’s own, or sharing sex toys without cleaning them properly first. Misperceptions about the need for cervical cancer screening in WSW are common. Both women and healthcare providers may have an inaccurate perception of the risk for HPV in this population, leading to missed opportunities for screening.
The good news is HPV associated cancers are preventable, so take action. Some healthcare providers do offer anal Pap tests to men who may be at increased risk for anal cancer, including men with HIV or men who receive anal sex. Get vaccinated. HPV vaccines are safe and effective. They can protect women and men against warts and certain cancers caused by HPV. Together we have the chance to make one of the biggest marks in history by eliminating certain types of cancer caused by HPV (Human papillomavirus).
Join the Not Us movement and say Not Us, Not Now, Not Ever.
Learn more at letsfcancer.com/notus
Social handles and hashtags for this groundbreaking movement include the following: @letsfcancer, @TheMightySite, #FCancer, #FuckCancer, #NotUs, #NotUsNotNowNotEver #Unite, #BeHeard. To find out more about the work FCancer is doing to help Prevent, Detect, and Unite those affected by cancer, please visit http://www.letsfcancer.com/.
FCancer is dedicated to the prevention and early detection of cancer; it is a movement that creates a raw and authentic space by harnessing the cumulative experience of their community, Generation Connected. Gen-C is defined by a behavior rather than a birthdate, they consume digital content as their main source of information and may span across traditional generations. With wit, edge, and humor, FCancer is changing the way people talk about cancer. Through digital media, programs and events, FCancer believes its community will be the generation that ultimately improves health outcomes. FCancer is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 registered charity co-founded by Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum. For more information, visit LetsFCancer.com or follow @letsfcancer.
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