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There are so many stories on FORCE's website and so many members willing to share their experiences. We hope these profiles can help you connect with our community and get advice from people like you — people who have been where you are today!

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Voices of Force

Terry Leavitt
Northbrook, Illinois, 61. No family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Had to be very proactive for the best care and doctors possible.

Barb R

Barb R
Avon, OH, 55. Meeting some of the most amazing women as my OV CA was caught early thanks to BRCA testing; opportunity to take some control ;avoiding breast cancer

Bolette

Bolette
Toronto, Ontario/Canada, 37. I am 37 years old and have a wonderful husband and two special boys. I am BRCA1+ and have had an oophorectomy and PBM.

Jessie Swisher

Jessie Swisher
Wamego, KS, 29. I am BRCA 2 positive and had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy February 6, 2013.

Jane E. Herman

Jane E. Herman
New York, , New York, 50. As a tribute to my mom, who never knew she carried a BRCA mutation, my journey has been marked by efforts to raise awareness about hereditary cancer.

Robin Seaber

Robin Seaber
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 52. BRCA II Positive Ovaries Removed at age 40 Prophylactic Double Mastectomy 9/13/12 Expander's to Implants 5/3/13

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Marla Brichta
Northbrook, Illinois, 61. After prophylactic breast surgery the pathology came back with a very early DCIS in one breast. I saved my life, no other treatment needed!!!

Susan Stewart LeCou

Susan Stewart LeCou
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 68. Fall 2007, Stage 1 Ovarian CA; surgery & prophylactic chemo. Apr 2008 3c RT Breast CA. Bilateral mastectomy, chemo & Herceptin. May 2013, no evidence

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