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Welcome to the home page for the Portland 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 national Facebook page. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Portland Network peer support group leaders: Stephanie Heisser and Briana Arnold. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

Stephanie Heisser

Stephanie Heisser (email)

Briana Arnold

Briana Arnold (email)


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 22, 2018 5:30 pm

Compass Oncology West Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 150
Portland, OR

RSVP to Stephanie at

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!

We hope you can join us!



You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Informal Gathering
Noble Rot
1111 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214

RSVP to Briana at
We're excited to offer our first informal gathering for the 2018 year. Come enjoy each other's company in a relaxed setting, get to know your fellow Portland FORCE Support Group better and share stories.  There will be more get-together's outside of our quarterly FORCE meetings, so keep an eye out for the next invitation. And don't worry if you don't drink, there are lots of munchies and other treats.

We hope you can join us!



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Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have 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. Trained Peer Navigator volunteers who understand your situation are available for confidential 1:1 phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free personalized guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

Sign up today!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered