While a cancer diagnosis can itself be daunting, navigating the twists and turns in the road to recovery without the proper support networks can be further debilitating — a concern that sparked the creation of a new support group meant to provide a comfortable, accepting environment for LGBT individuals and their loved ones grappling with cancer.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host its second LGBT cancer support group Nov. 7 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.
The group is open to LGBT individuals currently dealing with a cancer diagnosis, survivors and loved ones or caregivers.
“LGBT cancer patients and survivors face unique issues through their cancer journey that those who are heterosexual may not,” said Ilana Benyosef, patient-services manager at the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of LLS.
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