Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.
Hi! We are Carly Miller, Sarah Spaltro, Amy Yoffe, Brenda Lam, and Marlene Cunningham and we are the Los Angeles & West Valley/Ventura Volunteer Outreach Leaders for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.
You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at www.facingourrisk.org/pnp.
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As we discuss our hereditary cancer risk, the first questions asked often relate to breast and ovarian cancer. We educate ourselves about which doctors to see, whether to choose surveillance or surgery, how to manage menopause symptoms, etc. But what about our concerns that go beyond breast and ovarian cancer? What additional screenings might be appropriate? What about the medical needs of men living with a genetic mutation?
As a reminder, men are always welcome to attend FORCE meetings. Whether you have test positive for a hereditary cancer mutation or are here to support someone who has, you are welcome in our group.
Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?
Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!
Attend the 11th annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer conference because hereditary cancer knowledge can be life-saving. This is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer and will present the latest research on these cancers and a wide range of topics about making medical decisions, quality-of-life and long-term health outcomes.
Attendees include people concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, people with a mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.
As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet world-renowned hereditary cancer experts, share experiences and network with others who have a first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!
Whether you have already been diagnosed, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program provides important information for you and your family. You will be matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who understands your situation for confidential and personalized phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.