FORCE has outreach groups in cities across the U.S. that meet to offer peer support and share resources. Our outreach coordinators are trained advocates who act as a regional point-of-contact for members of our community.
Calls to our toll-free helpline are answered by trained volunteers
who can discuss issues with callers, offer referrals to resources,
or match callers with another peer counselor with similar experiences.
Our "Ask a Genetic Counselor" line allows callers to ask
general questions about genetics which will be answered by a board-certified
genetic counselor. Helpline support is also available in Spanish.
Our post-mastectomy photo gallery has images of women after mastectomy
and reconstruction. These photos were submitted by members of our community to help
other women who need to make decisions about mastectomy and reconstruction.
Our photos show all options after mastectomy including photos of all
types of reconstruction as well as photos of no reconstruction on REAL
The Joining FORCEs Conference is the largest annual symposium for people affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Attendees include: cancer survivors, high-risk individuals, people with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients. Scholarships are available for those with financial constraints.
The FRAT Program is an educational course aimed at laying the foundation for consumers to become engaged in research advocacy on behalf of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community. The program consists of an expert-led webinar series, supplemental learning, resources and more.
The FORCE Research Advocate Training (FRAT) Program is a basic educational course aimed at preparing people to become engaged in research advocacy on behalf of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.
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