Other Health Issues
We partner with providers and businesses to offer classes, workshops and health and wellness seminars that address health disparities that affect our communities.
We also provide referrals and resources to agencies that provide LGBTQ+ affirming care.
Gay and bisexual men are at 35 times greater risk for anal cancers than the general public. That risk factor increases to as much as 115 times more at risk for gay and bisexual men who are HIV positive.
We can provide linkage for screenings and treatments for individuals at risk of developing anal cancer or who have other common complaints such as warts, itching and/or discharge. There aren't always warning signs or symptoms of disease, so it's important to talk to a knowledgeable provider who can assess your risk factors and overall health. Contact us at 716-852-7743 and our Young Mens Wellness Specialist who can link you to care.
BREAST + CHEST HEALTH
- Know your risk: if you can, learn about your family’s health history and talk to a provider about your personal risk of breast cancer – based on who YOU are. Cancer screening recommendations can be individualized.
- Get screened: talk with your provider about which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk; have a clinical exam at least every three years starting at age twenty and every year starting at age forty; have a mammogram every year starting at age forty if you are at average risk.
- Know what is normal for you, and see your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes: lump, a hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area; swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast; change in the size or shape of the breast; dimpling or puckering of the skin; itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple; pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast; nipple discharge that starts suddenly; or new pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
- Exercise self-love and self-care: maintain a healthy weight, incorporate exercise and limit alcohol and tobacco use.