This blog will cover topics of interest that affect our community. Unless otherwise stated, the blog articles will be written by Sue Friedman, Executive Director of FORCE.

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Archive for 2005

December 10, 2005

Voices: Empowered with Exercise

By Joanne Cabello A commitment to health and fitness has been a constant theme in my life. From age four through college I trained as a dancer and competitive athlete. As a personal trainer my clients ranged from pro athletes to celebrities to senior citizens. Another constant theme in my life has been the presence … + read more

July 15, 2005

Voices: Confronting a Legacy of Silence

By Lauren Dubin For women with BRCA mutations, creating appropriate and comforting dialogue with our children can be a difficult challenge. How we as mothers cope with the fear and uncertainty of our high-risk status trickles down to them. Cancer has shrouded my own life since childhood. My mother never discussed her breast cancer with … + read more

July 15, 2005

Callers Give FORCE Helpline High Marks

by Kathy Steligo “Lifesaving.” “Comforting.” “Excellent, informative.” That’s how callers describe the support and information they received from our confidential, toll-free telephone Helpline during its first year of operation. A collaboration between FORCE and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the volunteer-staffed program was launched in December 2003. It is the first … + read more

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Call our Helpline

Our helpline offers peer support for people concerned about hereditary cancer. All calls are confidential. Call any time.

Join a Local Group

FORCE has outreach groups throughout the United States and in Essex, United Kingdom that meet periodically to offer peer support, and share resources.

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