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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

Kenneth Knoppow
Detroit, MI, 64. More like lowlights: My sister finding out she had breast cancer and was BRCA2 positive, me ignoring her warnings until I got virulent prostate cancer

Lori Cleary

Lori Cleary
Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, 33. Knowing how much my family and friends really support and love me.

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Jan Jaben-Eilon
Georgia, U.S., Diagnosed with ovca, learned I was BRCA2 positive, had prophylactic mastectomy

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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.

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