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May 9th, 2011
12:01 AM ET

More cancer among gay men, California study finds

Gay men in California are nearly twice as likely to report a cancer diagnosis as straight men in the state, according to new research published online Monday in the medical journal Cancer.

Few cancer studies investigate how sexual orientation might affect cancer risk and survivorship, often because study participants are not asked about their sexual orientation. In Monday's study, researchers used a large health survey conducted by the state of California - in which respondents were asked about their orientation - to examine the impact cancer may be having on gays and lesbians in the state.

The results show about 8% of gay men had experienced a cancer diagnosis, compared with only about 5% of straight men. Among straight women and lesbians, the cancer prevalence trends were more closely matched.

Researchers speculate the increased cancer prevalence among gay men is associated with HIV status.

"There's a higher prevalence of HIV positive men in the gay population, and we know that being HIV positive is related to cancers, so this might drive the differences we found," said study author Ulrike Boehmer, an associate professor at Boston University School of Public Health.

Anal cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma are more prevalent among men who are HIV positive, Boehmer said.

The study found gay men were also more likely to get cancer at a younger age than straight men – almost 10 years sooner – at the age of 41, on average.

Boehmer's findings show cancer may be having a different impact on lesbians.

"Those with cancer are twice a likely to report that they are in fair or poor health," she said, as compared with straight female survivors.

Why lesbian cancer survivors may perceive their health to be so poor is uncertain. Boehmer hopes her findings will help lead to more targeted cancer intervention programs to help lesbian cancer survivors overcome their health problems, as well as more targeted cancer prevention programs for gay men.


soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Gaunt

    I love how you started that offensive comment with 'no offence'.

    Firstly, there is no such thing as aberrance in nature, there is only difference. Stop trying to impose your moral judgements on nature.

    Secondly, the idea that 'nature responds' to things a few zealous christians hypocritically find icky is laughable.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nicole

    Huh. Then why do you suppose that lesbian's have virtually no risk for HIV infection through female to female intercourse? It would seem that if HIV is God's wrath he would at least be an equal opportunity wrather, or at least inflict as much wrath upon lesbian women as straight women.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dawn

      God has NEVER been into equal rights. That is purely a modern societal idea.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:07 | Report abuse |
    • Nathalie

      "God" is a man made social construct and a projection of your own ego...so stop preaching to people telling them what to believe or how to live their lives..mind your own business...oh, and yes, all of mankind is worthy of equal rights. Including gays. Either accept it or get out of america.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:26 | Report abuse |
    • Greg c

      What a jerk....

      May 9, 2011 at 13:05 | Report abuse |
    • Jermain Ross

      I came to the conclusion that it is impossible to argue with someone who believes, in their heart, that a man can defy the laws of physics by walking on water and bringing another man back to life with wishful thinking.

      In other words magic and incarnations. If they believe that and actually argue with what is fact and proven then you are waisting your breath the same as they are waisting their time trying to tell you how this magical being ever existed.
      The differance is that you want to move the human race forward into the next existance of peace, science and harmony as they want to remain in the past and hopeful of judgement day when all the evil doers burn.

      May 9, 2011 at 15:10 | Report abuse |
    • elb

      BLASPHEMER!!!!

      Assuming to speak for God??

      May 9, 2011 at 18:02 | Report abuse |
  3. Nicole

    I would imagine HPV would increase the risk. Actually I didn't know HIV increased cancer risk.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:50 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mondale

      Yes! HPV increases the rate of, mostly, anal cancer in men. This is why everyone should get the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine. HIV increases the rates of cancer, generally, but advanced HIV that has caused severe immunosuppression can result in cancers that are normally not seen in healthy individuals, like Kaposi's Sarcoma.

      May 9, 2011 at 07:18 | Report abuse |
    • whodacares

      Women get HPV, so I don't really know if that's really a valid argument.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:16 | Report abuse |
    • G

      HPV also increases the prevalence of oral cancer...

      May 9, 2011 at 09:22 | Report abuse |
    • SteveE

      Whodacares:
      All people an get HPV. Low risk strains cause warts, among other things. High risk strains cause anal,cervical and penile cancers.

      Maybe you should care.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:57 | Report abuse |
    • kmcg

      It causes oral throat and esophagus cancers, too.

      Guardasil is approved for men now, do yourselves and your future partners a favor and get vaccinated.

      May 9, 2011 at 11:33 | Report abuse |
    • fact

      It certainly does increase cancer risks, some cancers are nearly exclusive to them and those who are immune suppressed

      May 9, 2011 at 12:12 | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Oh, I didn't doubt that it increased risk, I was just surprised as I had never heard it increased the risk. I was surprised they didn't mention HPV, which as others have said, has been linked to many different types of cancer.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:21 | Report abuse |
  4. Shawn

    Actully, if you just take God out of it all together. All animals' function in nature is reproduction. Very elaborate rituals, colorations etc designed to get a mate and reproduce. So you could say that GLT have no purpose.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:54 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heann

      God-loving Trannies?

      May 9, 2011 at 08:13 | Report abuse |
    • ri

      I have never heard it put that way but very true. Also, since God created nature...argue with nature or God :)

      May 9, 2011 at 09:00 | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Being gay is not the same as being an eunuch. I know many gays who have (bio-) children.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:18 | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      @Shawn, where does that exactly put Jesus? He never married, nor had any children (unless you're into the DaVinci Code). Do you really hate Jesus for not reproducing?

      May 9, 2011 at 09:22 | Report abuse |
  5. Robert

    Gaunt

    I love how you started that offensive comment with 'no offence'.

    Firstly, there is no such thing as aberrance in nature, there is only difference. Stop trying to impose your moral judgements on nature.

    Secondly, the idea that 'nature responds' to things a few zealous christians hypocritically find icky is laughable

    Are you serious? Aberrance in nature occurs frequently. Fortunately, nature is self regulating and allows aberrant phenomena to die off. Of course no offense is meant by that comment.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:57 | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimmynog

      Exactly, and he forget to tell us how Nature is responding to boy-diddling priests.

      May 9, 2011 at 07:45 | Report abuse |
    • XYZ

      "I love how you started that offensive comment with 'no offence'"

      QQ

      May 9, 2011 at 08:20 | Report abuse |
  6. giancarlo

    Hello Dumb A$$, then how do you explain prostate cancer in men? What is nature telling men then. How about breast cancer on women? how about that. Total idiotic.

    May 9, 2011 at 05:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. giancarlo

    Really! then why are you Jesus, holier than thou screwing each others wife's and committing adultery

    May 9, 2011 at 06:02 | Report abuse | Reply
    • ri

      People who say they are Christians aren't always Christian..so to wrongly assume that all Christians are committing adultery and sleeping around is ignorant. It is an easy out. There are a people that claim a certain religion that make other people want to stay far away and disrespect it (muslims, obvious one). Before you make fun of ones religion, you should do a little research and determine who is in fact true to their religion. I believe in Jesus, while you may not, I respect you and will still love you and pray for you just the same. True Christians will.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:06 | Report abuse |
  8. burebista

    @Shawn, then how do you explain that only the bee queen lays eggs? What is the purpose of the workers, soldiers etc?
    They don't get laid, they do not reproduce, yet they exist, contrary to your belief that all creatures must reproduce.
    Maybe all creatures have a purpose on the bigger scheme, but you are just unable to see that?

    May 9, 2011 at 06:04 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heann

      "What is the purpose of the workers, soldiers etc? They don't get laid, they do not reproduce, yet they exist"
      Woot for marriage

      May 9, 2011 at 08:15 | Report abuse |
  9. Katie

    No offense, but you should leave science to scientists. Seriously, a higher rate of cancer or a higher rate of depression over one's health could also be the outcome of increased inflammation and stress. Being of an orientation that is simply not accepted among parts of the population (and those parts can be wickedly vocal about it) is probably very stressful.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Katie

    Jesus said "blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for THEIRS is the kingdom of heaven." Jesus said the second greatest commandment was to love one's neighbor as oneself. Jesus preached tolerance and love, acceptance and forgiveness. Which of those Christian teachings are YOU following?

    May 9, 2011 at 06:15 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jermain Ross

      Hate to tell you but who knows what Jesus said when you can't even prove that he ever exsisted.

      Just like Bin Laden was killed when zero proof has been produced. Just because The GOVERNMENT said we killed him then immediately dispose of the body where it can never be recovered and refuse to give any evidence that it ever happened. All the news outlets got this info from the Government. Not a soul has seen proof not even congress, they were shown a fake photo from some website.

      I say this because you believe in a person that was written in the Bible and this person did MAGIC against all known laws of physics and even in modern times with all the camera's and electronic frontier they can tell you anything without a single shred of evidence and you believe it.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:07 | Report abuse |
    • RichG

      So where's your evidence?

      May 9, 2011 at 08:27 | Report abuse |
    • jmhoosier

      Alert! Alert! Crazy govt conspiracy theorist on the board who doesn't believe anything unless he's actually seen it or proven it himself.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:46 | Report abuse |
    • Duke13

      I fail to understand why people accept the writings of Plato, Socrates, Artistole, etc. as fact, yet challenge the writings of Jesus's Apostles.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:53 | Report abuse |
    • Mosterd

      Because people these days are COWARDS.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:51 | Report abuse |
    • elb

      Because the former wrote on the topics of natural science, and in a scientific manner . . The latter wrote delusional fairy tales full of elves and dragons!!

      May 9, 2011 at 18:05 | Report abuse |
    • Jermain Ross

      Well said, here here. I congradulate you on your freedom of speach and religion. It is great that you believe what you do believe in.

      Unfortunately EVERYTHING that you said was told to you by another human who was told by another human and so forth.
      You never met Jesus, you never seen Jesus, everything that was written including of his works against all the laws of known physics as well as the "JUDGEMENT DAY" where also written by men.

      People hate to go through life and see those who hurt others and do wrong so if you get away with it in life you are so going to get it when you die....ooooooooooo, that just burns you people up to think that someone is getting away with something.... Gods going to get you...... Everyone who doesn't believe what you believe is going to eternal damnation...

      May 9, 2011 at 08:55 | Report abuse |
    • ri

      You believe in evolution? Did you see a little tad pole pop out of the water and sprout legs or see the big bang theory? You have only read what man has wrote and you believe it. If that is the case, then why dont we go down to the beach and watch people just pop out of the water? Something as precious has human life can not just happen to sprout arms, a heart etc. They dont explain that in those Science books. I choose to believe in something more positive and loving. Not some cold book.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:09 | Report abuse |
    • Oh noes

      So the bible is a warm book?

      May 9, 2011 at 09:10 | Report abuse |
    • Nathalie

      Just because you can't "see" evolution happening doesn't mean it didn't happen, genius. Evolution takes millions of years and living things take eons to perfect themselves. And there's PLENTY of evidence for it. So don't talk about something you know nothing about. I highly suggest you take a biology or anthropology 101 course so that you can understand how evolution actually works.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:24 | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      You can know something to be very likely to be true without direct observation. I know the earth revolves around the sun. Have I ever seen it? No. But I have collaborating evidence. Same with evolution- I have evidence (the fossil record, modern understanding of genetics, reproducible experiments demonstrating small evolutionary changes, etc) that are as compelling as the fact that we have seasons and the stars 'move' in the night sky. This is objective evidence, not just because it feels right.

      Science doesn't know everything. To paraphrase one of my favorite comedians, if science knew everything it'd stop.

      May 9, 2011 at 13:00 | Report abuse |
    • Oh noes

      He's threatening us with fairy tales again gais!!! RUH ROH!!!

      May 9, 2011 at 09:07 | Report abuse |
  11. L

    You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when he hates the same people you do. (Anne Lamott)

    May 9, 2011 at 06:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. JOhnnyBKK

    There is also a matter that gay men have a higher prevalence of smoking overall.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:29 | Report abuse | Reply
    • gradyp

      II wondered about the smoking matter. I've noticed smoking among the gay guys in the office is almost absolute.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:01 | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      None of the gay guys I know, smoke. The only guys I know that still do smoke, are straight. I guess it all depends on one's social circles.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:16 | Report abuse |
  13. Ryinn

    lol... People still believe in stone age religions...

    May 9, 2011 at 06:38 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leo

      You're living in constant, daily sin EVERY day that you cast judgment on your neighbors. Chew on that.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:20 | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      That's not QUITE right Leo. If we are judging them for a behavior while commmtting that SAME behavior or while intentionally committing "sins" ourselves (note the word intentionally) then yes, you would be correct.

      That being said, no one seems to notice that among the groups considered to be religious bigots, or nutjobs, you simply don't see spikes in this sort of thing. They get cancers and failing health, true but not with the same frequency. Religous nuts, bigots or not, it is a simple fact that those groups who live WHAT ARE TRADITIONALLY CONSIDERED the cleanest and most moral lives, tend to be happiest, the healthiest, and live the longest. Now if they are nasty, hateful hypocrites, then no matter their beliefs, it also tends to catch up to them.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:58 | Report abuse |
  14. Raziel

    This comment is hilarious. You guys who were offended need to learn to laugh and live a little.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Claes

    Well Gaunt, there is "nominal function" though, regardless of what postmodernists have dreamt up. A heart that doesn't pump blood is aberrant in some relevant sense for example – the reason the heart looks the way it does is that it fills such and such function, and if it doesn't it's not normal (hardly immoral but still). But of course, normalness is not the same thing as we used to think: there are no archetypes relative to which things may be more or less normal.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Adelina

    Mankind's advancement in technology is overall a woe to the natural world; so it is to the human health. Simple logic and math. We need a humbler lifestyle like that of the Amish people sooner or later.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. evos

    There will be death.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bogotabye

      Yes, there will be death. But when, how much does it cost and who pays for it? Why should I have to pay for someone's intentional, high risk behavior including smoking and obesity? Stop the behavior, stop the cancer.

      May 9, 2011 at 10:05 | Report abuse |
  18. Walker

    Aberrance? You mean like blue eyes, or red hair? No offence, but you're an arrogant idiot. Oh, and to clarify one point, gays are "a product of Nature" so why would Nature respond unfavourably?

    May 9, 2011 at 06:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Adelina

    Why are we increasing the number of our toxic gadgets when the planet is deteriorating fast? What's the reason? Why is mankind so driven for more consumption? Searching for the cure for cancer is one thing, but everyone needs clean air, clean water and clean soil for health.

    May 9, 2011 at 06:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Adelina

    When individuals do wrong, the entire society gets hit hard. The individualism of America has been wrong and totally naive. Who educates Americans nowadays?

    May 9, 2011 at 07:12 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dawn

      The govt. controlled school systems.

      May 9, 2011 at 08:42 | Report abuse |
    • John

      It's obvious that you're the one in need of an education.

      May 9, 2011 at 09:20 | Report abuse |
  21. Bluemax77

    LET ME GUESS, GOD’S DOING THIS TO PUNISH THEM...??

    May 9, 2011 at 07:16 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heann

      Dont be silly...its Obama

      May 9, 2011 at 08:11 | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      I'd say the human race is getting punished in general for simply becoming more and more vile. Either that, or it's simply actions vs. consequences.

      How long are various immoral behaviors going to be particularly hammered with more and more problems in our society before it sinks in and we get the message?

      May 9, 2011 at 08:46 | Report abuse |
    • Cassie

      I'm surprised they're not blaming it on Bush. The left wing nuts and yes Obama included are blaming everything on Obama. Everything that is except the Osama kill and capture. But that was in the works for 10 years before it happened. But don't give Bush any credit. It was because of his policies and of course I digress.

      May 9, 2011 at 18:05 | Report abuse |
  22. steve

    No surprise here.

    May 9, 2011 at 08:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. steve

    people we need to stop and take a minute and show some compassion here human beings are dying every day every time i read the post from people and read the news first by the end it makes me want to end my life all the pain and suffering i wish there was i was i could cure it but sadly there is not we need to wake up one morning and no matter who your neighbor is show them some compassion and love and understanding i lost a very close friend to cancer and he was straight its sad when Americans are in a news report arguing over stupid nonsence when there are people everyday who need our love wake up america and grow up

    May 9, 2011 at 08:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. billy

    this is easy to figure out... they have more cancer because they know they have cancer vs ppl who dont. why because they are getting regular prostate exams vs the straight ppl. the cancer rate is the same... the difference is detection

    May 9, 2011 at 09:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Oh noes

    Btw superb argument. They're both books so one must not be more credible than the other! Wow how do I even refute such logic.

    May 9, 2011 at 09:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Oh noes

    This is why you should not even engage in 'logical debate' with a christian. So you are actually saying since both modern science and ancient mythology can both be printed in a book, they're both equally credible? Really? Ya.... I'm gonna go play some WoW now and you guys have fun trying to debate with that 'logic.'

    May 9, 2011 at 09:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. drshawn

    hello..?? where is my comment.??

    May 9, 2011 at 09:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. pranachela

    there's no such thing as right and wrong....
    ONLY right and left..!!! no sin..
    the word in latin for left is 'sinister'..
    that is where the translation came for 'right and wrong'... (again.. just 'right and left'...)

    May 9, 2011 at 09:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. drshawn

    if you really want to accurately discuss the bible.. please re-read in either aramaic, hebrew or at least latin...
    you will find little subleties that you may (if properly translated) alter your understanding of the biblical writings..
    and find that some was changed... (to allow for 'man'-ipulation) from church leaders to 'control' the masses..

    May 9, 2011 at 10:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Mo

    This is absolutely ridiculous. This doesn't show enough statistical information.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Artis

    Accepting that alcoholics can get alcohol related disorders might make it reasonable belief that gay men get gay related disorders (HIV, AIDS, cancers, etc.) from their behaviors. Natural science is no discriminator for our choices. Accepting your position based upon evidence doesn't mean "God is punishing us", it's just evidence that we have choices and fail to prevent their occurance. Accept it for what it is a life choice! Choice is the key word.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Dublin

    So, what part of the gay lifestyle is "unnatural"? Perhaps it is unnatural to you if you are not gay, but I'm sure a gay person would find the gay lifestyle extremely normal BECAUSE IT IS THEIR LIFE!

    May 9, 2011 at 11:16 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dawn

      It FEELS normal to them, which is why so many honestly claim they were born that way. But no one knows who is born what way as far as the mind goes. We accept from youth, (because of experiences forced upon us, sometimes before conscious memory) what FEELS like the right, or normal thing to do or way to be. We don't know if gays are truly born that way. GAYS don't even know if they are born that way. All they know is it FEELS right. Unless they remember the day of their birth, and have intimate knowledge of how their own brains were hardwired AT THAT TIME, then even they don't know. And unless one person personally knows EVERY gay person on the planet, and extensively knows their early childhood histories, then they are stereotyping and blanketing everyone when they claim that ALL gays are simply born that way. If you don't want others to speak for you on what is right or even "normal", then you'd better not presume to do it for others as well, fellow gay or no.

      May 9, 2011 at 13:29 | Report abuse |
    • elb

      Sigh . . Writing wasn't your major I take it?

      May 9, 2011 at 18:02 | Report abuse |
  33. kmcg

    Not just HIV, but also HPV. Anal cancer is often caused by the HPV virus.

    Most likely throat, esophagus, and penile cancer is HPV as well.

    There is a vaccine approved for men, this needs to be targeted to the gay population as well as younger straight males.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:30 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Artis

      Nice response to the cause and effect our choices leave us with. I'm sure I sometimes overlook in the equation my clear choice to not get vaccinated (to your point) but assume the risk without forethought. Please take precautions for known issues and don't argue with us when the infection ["punishment" for some unreasonable minds] is a result of our clear disregard for the dangers of our actions.
      Race car drivers wear protective gear for a reason!

      May 9, 2011 at 11:50 | Report abuse |
  34. Foo

    An unhealthy lifestyle. . . go figure.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Johan S

    Billy, you are dead wrong. Many STDs can cause cancer. A few well known examples: HPV, HCV, HBV, HTLV, and HIV (don't ask me why they all sound similar they are actually very different) can cause cancer. Some like HPV directly causes it (it messes up the DNA in your cells), while HIV "causes" cancer because it weakens your immune system and therefore 1. your immune system can't recognize a variety of cancerous or pre-cancerous cells and destroy them before they become a problem, and 2. your immune system can't kill cancer causing viruses (aka oncoviruses).

    May 9, 2011 at 12:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Captain_OWNARSHIP

    getting your anus jack hammered thousands of times increases risk of anal cancer? shocking

    May 9, 2011 at 12:20 | Report abuse | Reply
    • elb

      YES!! – I can imagine that you're quite concerned!

      You better get checked!!

      May 9, 2011 at 18:00 | Report abuse |
  37. Punchline

    So then the doctor says, "No wonder you weren't feeling well, you had a dozen roses jammed up there!" And the patient says "Go on, find the card, find the card."

    May 9, 2011 at 12:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. JSP

    Gay men in California are nearly twice as likely to report a cancer diagnosis
    which is not
    Gay men in California are nearly twice as likely to get cancer

    The release of this study will be most accurate in revealing the rate
    of self-identifying bigots.

    May 9, 2011 at 12:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. MarathonerNP

    Wow these comments are hilarious and ridiculous. First of all, when a news station, journal, etc. releases a few statements about new findings of a study, one should be less credulous. How was the study conducted, how many participants, how were the surveys administered. etc. Second, all the comments seem unrelated to be actual article.

    Facts: we know that HIV is higher among gay men, and we know that HIV suppresses one's immune system making that person more susceptible to all sorts of things (colds, pneumonia, cancer) and we know that certain cancers are almost exclusively associated with HIV...so what is so surprising about this study?? And what does this have to do with evolution, God, etc.

    May 9, 2011 at 13:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Scott

    It would have been very interesting to know if the 8 v. 5 ratio was actually the case in non HIV positive. Because we don't know that this article means little or nothing.

    May 9, 2011 at 15:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Sarah

    Ask more questions before you let a silly article get you all worked up.

    What are the strengths and weaknesses of this study? We haven't been given enough information to decide.

    The group surveyed is barely described. We don't know what other questions were asked on the survey, and most importantly, we don't know who participated. How many of the participants identified themselves as gay? How many participants were there overall? Which medical centers surveyed patients? How many of them were cancer treatment facilities?

    May 9, 2011 at 15:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Jason

    No possibility that lifestyle might contribute, of course.

    May 9, 2011 at 16:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Alexis

    Gay men hyave a tendency to be more aware about their health given the impact of the AIDS crisis ongay culture as well as the beauty standard of gay culture which causes them to become obssessed with working out, health e.t.c. That is likely why more gay men get diagnose than straight men...they take their health more seriously. How many straight men do we all know who refuse to go to the doctor when something is wrong? Straight men, swallow your pride and make like the gay dudes. You will live longer.

    May 9, 2011 at 16:40 | Report abuse | Reply

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