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Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This FORCE-endorsed book was written by founder and Executive Director Sue Friedman; geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD; and health writer, Kathy Steligo. This book is a comprehensive resource on all topics related to hereditary cancer, genetic testing, and risk-management.

Reconstruction Photo Gallery
Secure site with images of women after mastectomy and reconstruction. These photos were submitted by our members to help other women who need to make decisions about mastectomy and reconstruction

Patient Experience Contact Tool
The Patient Experience Contact Tool is a searchable database of surgeons and related health-care providers that have been used by members of our community. The tool is provided to allow patients to connect one to one and share their experiences about their experiences.

Mastectomy Surgery Checklist
FORCE has compiled this list of suggestions from volunteers to help women prepare for mastectomy surgery.

Reconstruction Panel Q & A Webcast
Webcast from 2011 Joining FORCEs Conference of reconstruction panel discussion featuring several plastic surgeons discussing different types of reconstruction.

Picture of a surgical drain
Surgical drains are plastic devices used whenever surgery leaves the opportunity for fluid build-up, which could delay healing, cause discomfort or invite infection.

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