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 United Kingdom - Essex 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 United Kingdom - Essex Network peer support group leaders: Sue Torok and Louise Malina. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
(a five minute walk from Buckhurst Hill on the Central Line Tube)
RSVP to Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org for address and further details
Please do not bring any food or drink as Louise has a strictly Kosher home – no presents, just your presence is required.
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.