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Welcome to the home page for the Reading, Pennsylvania 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.

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.

This is a Genetics Expert Affiliate Group led by Iman Haroun, M.Sc., LCGC and Donna Lamp, RN, BSN, CCM. We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming quarterly support meetings. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

Reading Hospital Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center
Iman Haroun Donna Lamp
Sixth Avenue & Spruce Street 2494 Bernville Road
West Reading, PA 19611 Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 484-628-7116 Phone: 610-378-2457
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You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together December 11, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Fields Kitchen and Bar by VIVA
901 Hill Ave
Reading, PA 19610  
RSVP to Kathy Kolb at (610) 478-1447 - 

Refreshments provided. We hope you can join us!

Meetings led by Genetic Experts Iman Haroun, Certified Genetic Counselor at Reading Hospital and 
Donna Lamp, RN, BSN, CCM , Coordinator of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center

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!

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

What's new

Peer Navigation Support Program

Sign up for FORCE's new Peer Navigation Support Program! You can now get matched to a specially trained Peer Navigator volunteer who has traveled a similar journey as yours to receive confidential 1:1 phone support and a free personalized guide of expert-reviewed resources. You no longer need to spend time researching this important information and finding someone to talk to who understands the decisions you face. This program does it all for you. In addition, participation will empower you to make informed decisions with your healthcare providers. 

This program is for you if:

  • You are considering genetic testing or have tested positive for BRCA mutation or another gene associated with increased cancer risk.
  • You have recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • You feel alone.
  • You feel pressure to quickly learn and understand the options available to manage cancer risk.
  • You want to obtain information that could empower you to make important decisions with your healthcare providers.
  • You are a survivor, previvor or a caregiver living in the United States.

Topics that you can select for your free personalized online guide include: genetic testing, legal protections, sharing with family, cancer treatment, risk management guidelines, screening for cancer, breast reconstruction, paying for services, quality of life issues, managing menopause, support, research and more.

Learn more or sign up today!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered