Bladder Cancer and a Gay Man

Ric was diagnosed with bladder cancer and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and bladder reconstruction. In this story from CancerCare he talks about the long term effects of treatment and finding support as a gay man.

There was another problem, too: “In a group with straight people, I didn’t feel comfortable sharing myself as a gay person,” Ric says. “A lot of people assume that there’s no distinction between the needs of straight people and gay people, but there is. For example, many straight people can rely upon caretakers, kids or family. Gay men often have less of that support system.”

Read Ric’s story here.