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Cancer Previvors

Learn more about how HBOC affects members of specific populations.

Related Force Information

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.

Previvor Poster
Printable previvor awareness poster.

Young Previvors: Medical and Emotional Issues
Webcast from 2011 Joining FORCEs Conference on issues specific to young women who are high risk but do not have cancer.

How Do I Decide? Making Decisions about Cancer Risk
Webcast from 2010 Joining FORCE Conference focused on helping high-risk women make decisions about cancer risk management.

Young Previvors: What's New
Webinar from 2010 Joining FORCEs Conference with updated information of importance to high risk women under age 35.

I Will Previve
Winter 2009 Joining FORCEs Newsletter article by previvor and FORCE volunteer Raychel Kubby Adler


Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions, by Dina Roth Port
Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?"

Other Websites

Bright Pink
Website devoted to social networking for young women at high risk for breast cancer.

In the Family
This documentary film follows the story of previvor Joanna Rudnick and several families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Myriad Genetics
Information for consumers and health care providers, including charts of BRCA prevalence, produced by the laboratory that conducts BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a government agency that provides statistics, education and research on all cancer types. The site has a specific section on cancer genetics, with sections devoted entirely to hereditary breast cancer and hereditary ovarian cancer.

Previvor: Past, Present and Future
This article from our Thoughts from FORCE blog discusses the history and future of the previvor movement.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered