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Welcome to the home page for the New York City 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, ovarian and related cancers.

Our New York City Network peer support group leaders are Jane Herman and Karen Singer. Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


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Jane Herman (email)

Karen Singer

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Events

Support Meeting June 6, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman and Karen Singer
Topic: Life After Mastectomy: Managing the Expectations and Realities of Recovery
Join other previvors and survivors for a discussion around reasonable expectations following surgery and how to cope with realities that you may not have anticipated. In addition to addressing members' questions and concerns, there will be time to network and share with others in the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community.  This meeting is for women only.

**Please note: This is a change from our original agenda to screen the film "In The Family."
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? 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 and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly 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.


Support Meeting August 1, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman and Karen Singer
Topic: Young Women at High Risk
Join other previvors and survivors for a discussion of HBOC issues that are of particular concern to women under 40.  We will share challenges and coping strategies faced by women in this demographic cohort, e.g., body image, dating, and family planning.  In addition to addressing these topics, there will be time to network and share with other younger members of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community.  This meeting is for women only.
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? 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 and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly 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.


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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered