Gay man with breast cancer

Roger Newman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. In this blog post from Breast Cancer Now he talks about his experience as a gay man going through treatment, and why there needs to be better support for gay men diagnosed with breast cancer.

As a gay man, I felt like the health professionals around me could have engaged a lot more with my sexuality. It meant a lot to me when my Macmillian nurse started every conversation with the words ‘How’s Nigel?’, asking about my husband. I didn’t want to be treated the same as everyone else, I wanted to be treated with my gayness as a feature of how they considered me as a patient.

Read Roger’s story here.