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Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.

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Welcome

Hi! Our names are Dave BushmanJessie BushmanLauren Gordon and Michelle Auerbach. and we are the Northern New Jersey Volunteer Outreach Leaders for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at www.facingourrisk.org/pnp.

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected. Like us on Facebook

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs.


Dave Bushman

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Jessie Bushman

Jessie Bushman (email)

Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach (email)

Lauren Gordon

Lauren Gordon (email)


Events

You're Invited to the Joining FORCEs Conference October 18-20, 2018 in San Diego, California 

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!

Learn more about the conference and how to register


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together November 18, 2018 2:00-4:00 PM

The Montclair Breast Center
37 N Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Parking available at the back of the building

RSVP to Jessie at jessieb@facingourrisk.org
    
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!

Montclair Breast Center, a recognized leader in the field of high-risk surveillance and breast health, is proud to announce new, in-network participation with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. This partnership gives more women in our community the opportunity to benefit from authentic, multidisciplinary, effective breast care.

At Montclair Breast Center, our team of breast experts specialize in proactive healthcare for high-risk women. Women enjoy the unique experience of personalized care linked seamlessly to the latest screening, diagnostic and preventive technologies. We’re exceptionally equipped to guide you through all your breast health decisions, especially taking measures to avoid cancerous developments and finding them quickly, should they occur.

Learning you’re at high-risk for breast cancer doesn’t have to be scary. You have the expert team at Montclair Breast Center standing beside you with answers and a plan. Our program helps people understand, reduce, and manage their risk for developing breast cancer. We want what you want: to prevent breast cancer.

One of the biggest benefits for women who are at an increased risk for breast cancer is to have a proactive approach managed by a facility solely dedicated to breast health. At Montclair Breast Center, you have access to a comprehensive team of specialists knowledgeable in all areas of breast wellness, including genetics, risk-lowering drugs, breast imaging, and surgery. Together, we’re playing offense against breast cancer.

 


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together March 10, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM

The Montclair Breast Center
37 N Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Parking available at the back of the building

RSVP to Jessie at jessieb@facingourrisk.org
    
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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Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have already been diagnosed, 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. You will be matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who understands your situation for confidential and personalized phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

Sign up today!


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