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Welcome

Welcome to the home page for the Missouri 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 local and national Facebook pages. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Missouri Network peer support group leaders: Michelle Smoot (left) and Joan Bruns (right). Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Michelle Smoot

Michelle Smoot (email)

Joan Bruns

Joan Bruns (email)


Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together September 11, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Joan's Home in Lee's Summit, MO

RSVP for the address and directions to Joan at joanb@facingourrisk.org

Special Topic: Nutrition

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 December 4, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Joan's Home in Lee's Summit, MO

RSVP for the address and directions to Joan at joanb@facingourrisk.org

Special Topic/Speaker: Updates on genetics with a local Genetic Counselor

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