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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 and ovarian cancer.

Our New York City Network outreach coordinators are Jane Herman (left), Laura Royse (right) and Rachel Levine.

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Support Meeting October 2, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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

RSVP Laura or Jane

Facilitators: Laura Royse and Jane Herman

HBOC Week Special Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D.

Join with other previvors and survivors during HBOC Week to hear from our special guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D., a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon in private practice in New York. Dr. Poynor will speak about oopherectomy as it relates to those at high risk, addressing what's involved in the procedure, its risk-reducing effectiveness, side effects, managing menopausal symptoms, and primary peritoneal cancer, as well as whether removing only the fallopian tubes is an effective risk-reducing strategy. Ample time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Support Meeting December 1, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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

RSVP Laura or Jane

Facilitators: Laura Royse and Jane Herman

Topic: Intimate Relationships: Issues for Previvors and Survivors

There’s no doubt that being a previvor or survivor affects the intimate relationship you have with your spouse, partner or significant other. Join us to explore some of these issues and possible ways to deal with them. There also will be time to meet and network with other members of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community. Spouses and partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

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Take the FORCE Challenge and raise $150, $300, $450 ... $1,500 or more to help others Live Life Empowered.

FORCE Live Life Empowered

Join FORCE's 15th anniversary celebration and Live Life Empowered! If FORCE has helped you in your hereditary cancer journey, now's your chance to pay it forward. You can make a difference by making a donation or by sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible.

FORCE challenges you to raise $150 to help others Live Life Empowered! We are looking for at least 15 local members to join our city's team! Can we count on you?

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