NONPROFIT MEMBER: FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE improves the lives of the millions of individuals and families facing hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal and endometrial cancers. Our community includes people with a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutation and those diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. We accomplish this through our education, support, advocacy and research efforts. We are dedicated to providing up-to-date, expert-reviewed information and resources that help people make informed medical decisions. Our strong, supportive community of peers and professionals ensures no one must face hereditary cancer alone. FORCE serves as a champion, unifying the community and advocating for awareness, access to care, and better treatment and prevention options.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

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Peer Navigation Program

Get matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who shares a similar experience and understands your situation and receive confidential 1:1 personalized support and a free expert-reviewed resource guide. Become empowered to make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

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Virtual Support Meetings

Throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, trained FORCE volunteers are hosting virtual meetings on Zoom to provide resources, information and support. Regardless of where you live, you can participate. Find a date and time that work for you. You are not alone.

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Online Message Boards

Connect with peers, ask questions and share your story 24/7 in our private Facebook group or our online message board dedicated to our growing community of individuals affected by hereditary cancers. Let’s unite and support each other.

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XRAY: Behind the Cancer Headlines

The XRAY program translates reports on emerging breast cancer research into language that is clear and accessible to patients. The reviews, which are published, clarify the accuracy of the media coverage and help readers evaluate the relevance of the research to their personal situation.

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Be Empowered Webinars

Our webinars are online presentations by experts on topics of importance to our community.

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Post-Mastectomy Photo Gallery

View photos submitted by members of our community to help other women who need to make decisions about mastectomy and reconstruction. Our photos show all options after mastectomy, including photos of all types of reconstruction, as well as photos of no reconstruction on REAL women.

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Research Recruitment

FORCE’s Search and Enroll Tool matches people who are affected by hereditary cancer with prevention, detection, treatment and other research studies that are enrolling people like them.

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Public Policy Issues

FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.

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Joining FORCEs Conference

The largest gathering of its kind, our conference attracts hereditary cancer survivors, individuals at high risk for cancer, those with a strong family history of cancer, researchers and medical professionals.

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