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Welcome

Welcome to the home page for the Orange County, California Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of CancerEmpowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

Sign up on your right to receive information about our local networking and educational events via email and like us on our local and national Facebook pages. 

This is a Genetics Expert Affiliate Group led by the cancer genetic counselors at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital. We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming quarterly support meetings. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

Licensed Genetic Counselors 
Cancer Genetics Program 
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
1000 West La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA 92868 
Telephone: 714-734-6229 
Website: www.sjo.org/cancergenetics


Events

Joining FORCEs Conference June 8-10, 2017 in Orlando, Florida 

Attend the 10th annual conference because hereditary cancer knowledge can be life-saving. It’s 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.

You will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet experts, share experiences and network with others who have first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn more about the conference and how to register


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together June 15, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cancer Genetics Program
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
2nd Floor Lobby
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868 
Phone: 714-734-6229

RSVP to Chelsea at Chelsea.Mai@stjoe.org

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!


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together September 7, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cancer Genetics Program
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
2nd Floor Lobby
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868 
Phone: 714-734-6229

RSVP to Chelsea at Chelsea.Mai@stjoe.org

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!


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What's new

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:

  • You are considering genetic testing or have tested positive for BRCA mutation or another gene associated with increased cancer risk.
  • You have recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • You feel alone.
  • You feel pressure to quickly learn and understand the options available to manage cancer risk.
  • You want to obtain information that could empower you to make important decisions with your healthcare providers.
  • You are a survivor, previvor or a caregiver living in the United States.

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.

Learn more or sign up today!


FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered