Topic: FORCE: Facing Our Risk Of Cancer Empowered... is Here for YOU!!!

Forum: Genetic Testing — ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53, mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM), and VUS (variants of unknown significance)

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010 10:18PM - edited Apr 20, 2010 10:31PM by LISAMG

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010 10:18PM - edited Apr 20, 2010 10:31PM by LISAMG

LISAMG wrote:

Hi Everyone!! I just want to introduce all high risk women, with or without a mutation, to another fabulous organization, just as sisterly empowering as The outstanding resources and knowledge are priceless! If you are interested in finding support and sharing with others, we also have community outreach groups located all over the country. Follow the link provided for assistance in locating coordinators in your area: 

I am one of the local outreach coordinators for Long Island, NY and ever so proud to be a part of this amazing community. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us or myself. Delighted to be here as well!!

Warm Regards,

FORCE's Mission is:
To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

To this end, FORCE has eight mission objectives:

  • To provide women with resources to determine whether they are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to genetic predisposition, family history, or other factors.
  • To provide information about options for managing and living with these risk factors.
  • To provide support for women as they pursue these options.
  • To provide support for families facing these risks.
  • To raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • To represent the concerns and interests of our high-risk constituency to the cancer advocacy community, the scientific and medical community, the legislative community, and the general public.
  • To promote research specific to hereditary cancer.
  • To reduce disparities among underserved populations by promoting access to information, resources and clinical trials specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Save the Date: June 24-26, 2010 in Orlando!

The Joining FORCEs conference is an annual forum on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. We welcome anyone concerned about hereditary cancer: cancer survivors, high-risk individuals, those with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.

The conference is sponsored by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

For more information about the conference, please e-mail us at: or call our conference planner Melissa Pearson at (813) 745-1247

The Joining FORCEs Conference is organized to meet the needs of people who have been affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The conference has sessions and activities designed for all levels of learning and sharing. Whether you are a cancer survivor, previvor, health care provider, someone who is a caretaker, spouse, parent of a high-risk person, this conference has something for you. This international program offers general sessions and workshops on topics of interest to any individual or family with a BRCA mutation or hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and to health care providers who serve this community. The conference covers a wide range of topics which encompass all aspects of the hereditary cancer experience.

High Risk for HBOC, BRCA Un-informative Negative Previvor, Bilateral Nipple Sparing Risk Reducing Mastectomy, August, 2010, Lipo/ Micro fat grafting with high profile implants, Nov.,2010. Risk Reducing Lap. BSO, October, 2011.
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