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Welcome to the home page for the South Florida 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.

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Miami Beach Network peer support group leaders: (left to right) Debbie Setuain, Annie Brickel, Kirstin d'Incelli and Milla Muller. Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Debbie Setuain

Debbie Setuain (email)

Annie Brickel

Annie Brickel (email)

Kirstin d'Incelli

Kirstin d'Incelli (email)


Events

Support Meeting January 22, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm

Plant Food + Wine 
105 NE 24th Street 
Miami, FL 33137 

RSVP to Kirstin at kirbo23@aol.com

Special Topic: Nutritional Genomics and Healthy Eating

Guest Speaker: Staci Shacter MS, RD/LDN

Staci is a Registered Dietitian who is both clinically and holistically trained in integrative nutrition and wellness counseling. Her specialty is in providing tasty and practical tips for various conditions linked to inflammation. Since inflammation has been linked to so many different conditions, her scope of practice is quite large! Making healthy lifestyle changes is not always easy.  Her mission is to give people the tools they need to be successful in transitioning to a healthy lifestyle. 
    
Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancers? Are you considering genetic testing or have you tested positive for a mutation in BRCA or another gene associated with increased cancer risk? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. Local area FORCE is holding our quarterly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.

 


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together February 18, 2017 10:00am-12:00 pm

TBD

RSVP to Kirstin at kirbo23@aol.com

Special Topic: Intimacy after surgery

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!


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


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What's new

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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