Trans Women & Prostate Cancer

Are you a trans woman who:

  • Has ever accessed your GP with concerns about prostate cancer?
  • Is living with and beyond prostate cancer?
  • And are willing to share your experiences with me through an online survey, a telephone or face-to-face interview?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, and you are available between now and December, then Natalie Williams, a Masters student at the University of Bolton  would be delighted to hear from you.Natalie is part of the LGBT Cancer Support Alliance and is about to embark on an independent study looking into the experiences and prostate cancer care of trans women.

If you have any concerns or worries about prostate cancer you should ideally have access to a variety of healthcare professionals to provide you and your family and friends with the right help and support. We know from research that trans women do not always have access to the right information, care and support; and may not always get the same level or quality of care as others.

This study will specifically focus on people who identify as a trans women; who have accessed a healthcare service for concerns about prostate cancer, or are living with and beyond prostate cancer.

You’re involvement will contribute to:

  • Informing future research
  • Providing a starting point for conversations about information and service redesign
  • Developing resources for trans women so they have access to the right prostate cancer information, advice and support
  • Defining recommendations for the training of healthcare professionals to increase awareness of trans women needs

Face-to-face interviews will be done at LGBT Foundation (Richmond Street, Manchester).

Interviews will last between 1-2 hours at a time that suits you. All surveys and interviews are strictly confidential, and no  personal information will be shared.If you would like to support this study, or would like more information, please contact: 07983866363 or email: natalie.williams@cancer.org.uk