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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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Hi! My name is Dr. Catherine Marcum, APN and I am the Genetic Expert Outreach Leader Volunteers for the Chattanooga FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered Group! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to call me. I am 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. I hope to hear 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

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 Facebook

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

I am affiliated with:

Center for Cancer Support
CHI Memorial Medical Plaza, Suite 307
605 Glenwood DR
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 495-2258

You're Invited to an Inherited Cancer Risk Celebration on December 4, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Acropolis Grill
2213 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
RSVP by Friday, November 30th at (423) 495-4363

The High Risk Genetics Department at CHI Memorial is having an Inherited Cancer Risk Celebration with the FORCE and Lynch support groups COMBINED. JOIN US!

Hosted by: Dr. Catherine Marcum and Rhonda Edwards, LCSW

APPETIZERS PROVIDED. Purchase your own entrée.

­­­­­­Meet others with inherited risks like yours!

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together December 18, 2018 4:30-6:00 pm

Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center
CHI Memorial Medical Plaza, Suite 307
605 Glenwood Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37404
RSVP at (423) 495-2258

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

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.

Sign up today!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered