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Welcome to the home page for the Connecticut Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Our Connecticut peer support group leaders are Marina Richeson (left) and Sarah Vidal (right). Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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Research Opportunity for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Sexual Therapy and Rehabilitation after Treatment for Ovarian Cancer (“START-OC”) is a study for women who have experienced changes in sexual functioning after treatment for ovarian cancer. Our goal is to study how to effectively help women manage these changes and restore sexual health and functioning.  

You may be eligible to participate in START-OC if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Participation in this study consists of attending a single 3-hour educational session with other ovarian cancer survivors, followed by a brief, follow-up telephone counseling session. You will also be asked to complete questionnaires before and after the intervention.  

For more information about the study, please contact to ask about START-OC or please or call a study coordinator at 617-582-8260.

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