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Mammogram Update: Latest Screening Guidelines Finalized But Not Implemented

January 29, 2016

by Lisa Schlager Few health issues have stirred as much debate as the guidelines surrounding screening mammograms for average-risk women. Recent changes in national guidelines threatened access to mammograms for women age 40-49. FORCE worked together with other groups to pass laws that assure continued access to mammograms for women in this age group. At … + read more

5 Quick Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Evaluate Health Information Shared by the News or Media

January 26, 2016

Have you ever seen a headline or read a story in the news or media with health information that made you wonder whether or not it was reliable? If you said yes, you are not alone. Today, it can be hard to know what to believe. Headlines like, “How a Breast Cancer Gene May Affect … + read more

Value in Cancer Care: Including Consumers in the Dialogue

January 8, 2016

by Lisa Schlager, Vice President of Policy and Community Affairs Value and access to appropriate health care is of vital importance to patients and their families, particularly as cancer diagnoses continue to rise—up more than 20 percent in the past decade—and health care costs steadily increase. In this environment, more attention is being paid to … + read more

Breast Cancer is Tough Enough. Finding Credible Information About it Should Be Easy.

December 18, 2015

Knowing that you are at high risk for breast cancer, or being diagnosed with breast cancer, is never easy. Finding out that someone you know is at high risk for breast cancer or has been diagnosed with breast cancer is just as hard. Having to then try to comprehend the medical jargon that you read … + read more

Guest Blog: An HBOC Week Message from Representative Wasserman Schultz

October 1, 2015

By Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz I’m honored to have an opportunity to work with FORCE to promote awareness about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. FORCE plays a crucial role in the cancer awareness and advocacy community, particularly for those of us who have been personally affected by genetic cancers. We share the fundamental belief that … + read more

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