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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Our patients' health and well-being are our main priority. We provide a comfortable, nurturing environment, coupled with the finest treatment available, to help our patients look and feel their best. Facing a breast cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. We're here to help.
The Magee-Womens Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program offers individualized cancer prevention recommendations, medical and scientific knowledge, and advanced surveillance and diagnostic methods for women considered at high risk.
Hi! Our names are Robin Karlin and Bryna Siegel Finer and we are the Pittsburgh 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.
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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!
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.