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 San Francisco 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.
Sign up on your right to receive information about our local networking and educational events via email and like us on our national Facebook page.
If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our San Francisco Network peer support group leader: Annette Seelig. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
We Need YOU!
Become an Outreach Leader Volunteer!! FORCE is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help ensure that no one travels the hereditary cancer journey alone in the San Francisco area. You'll provide one-to-one support via email, phone or face-to-face with local peers and assist in planning and setting up other events and activities. For more information, fill out the volunteer application if interested.
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!
Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers!
Whether you have 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. Trained Peer Navigator volunteers who understand your situation are available for confidential 1:1 phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free personalized guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.