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FORCE is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. We believe no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.

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From our Executive Director

Welcome to FORCE,

Sue FriedmanIf you’re reading this, you’re probably worried about your risk for cancer. Whether you’re just beginning to explore this issue or you’re further along in your journey, this page is addressed to you. Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information, resources and support is comforting, empowering, or even life-saving. Take a deep breath and try to relax. As you navigate this site, take time to digest the information and determine what it means for you. Feel free to print out pages and share them with your health care team. Check out our FORCE programs for more information, support, or resources.

FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should face hereditary cancer alone. As a fourteen year survivor of hereditary breast cancer, I know that confronting cancer risk can be a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey. Everyone’s path is slightly different because there are no guaranteed prevention, screening, or treatment options. FORCE does not have definitive answers or medical solutions -- unfortunately, no one does at this time -- but we can help you navigate these uncharted waters by equipping you with resources, information, and support.

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Sue Friedman
Executive Director

FORCE makes a difference in the lives of families living with HBOC.

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FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.

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FORCE meets the information and resource needs of our community through our many programs.