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Welcome to the home page for the Houston 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 Houston Network peer support group leader: Judy Calabria. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together October 18, 2017 6:00-7:30 PM

MD Anderson Sugar Land Regional Care Center
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(look for FORCE signs once you are in the lobby)
*parking is free*

RSVP to Judy at or 832-726-6338
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!


Immunotherapy Patient Summit October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Alkek Building
Houston, TX 77030

Come learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising new approach to cancer treatment. Medical experts along with patients who have been treated with immunotherapy will discuss how research and patient participation in clinical trials is helping us get closer to cures for all types of cancer.

People of all ages, cancer types, and stages are encouraged to attend this FREE half-day Saturday event. Caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are also welcome to join.

Summit topics will include:
• Immunotherapy basics patients need to know
• Latest research update from the experts
• Patient experience with immunotherapy
• Clinical trials: what they are and how to access them (including on-site clinical trial navigator support)
• Cancer specific breakout sessions and networking opportunities

You can register and find additional information here.

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

What's new

Problems for Previvors, May 4, 2017, TMC Pulse

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