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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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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Department of Genetics at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) offers a cancer genetics education, counseling and testing program. This program strives to address some questions patients have about whether or not an inherited pre-disposition contributed to the development of cancer.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our patients and communities are at the center of our hearts, minds, and actions every day. CTCA® combines advanced treatments and technologies with evidence-based supportive therapies for an integrative approach to cancer care to help reduce side effects and support quality of life during and after treatment.

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Brocade3

Brocade3 is a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication in addition to treatment with chemotherapy for patients with metastatic or locally advanced BRCA associated, HER2-negative breast cancer. For more information, ask your doctor about the Brocade3 Study or visit www.Brocade3Study.com to see if you may qualify!

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Welcome

Hi! Our names are Katrina Wells and Danielle Altersitz and we are the Southern NJ/Philadelphia 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 our national and local Facebook pages. 

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


Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)

Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)


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.

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