Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, you are not alone.
Welcome to the home page for the Los Angeles & West Valley/Ventura Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to help individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers connect for support, awareness, resources, education, advocacy and fundraising. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Los Angeles & West Valley/Ventura Network peer support group leaders: Carly Miller, Sarah Spaltro, Amy Yoffe, Brenda Lam, and Marlene Cunningham.
Cancer Support Community
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
RSVP to Amy at Amy@facingourrisk.org
Special Guest: Dr. Andrew Li
We will be joined once again by Dr. Andrew Li, Gynecologic Oncologist and Co-Director of the Women’s Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. This will be a wonderful opportunity to have all of your questions answered as we come together to navigate the Hereditary Cancer journey.
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!
Peer Navigation Support Program
Sign up for FORCE's new Peer Navigation Support Program! You can now get matched to a specially trained Peer Navigator volunteer who has traveled a similar journey as yours to receive confidential 1:1 phone support and a free personalized guide of expert-reviewed resources. You no longer need to spend time researching this important information and finding someone to talk to who understands the decisions you face. This program does it all for you. In addition, participation will empower you to make informed decisions with your healthcare providers.
This program is for you if:
Topics that you can select for your free personalized online guide include: genetic testing, legal protections, sharing with family, cancer treatment, risk management guidelines, screening for cancer, breast reconstruction, paying for services, quality of life issues, managing menopause, support, research and more.