FORCE Blog

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 2006

December 10, 2006

Voices: Happy New Year, You’re at High Risk

by Diane Roth My mother was always like a sister to me. Until she turned 59, she wasn’t sick a day in her life. Then one evening she noticed her legs were swollen. A trip to the emergency room found a blood clot in her legs, caused by an 18cm abdominal tumor. Two years later, … + read more

September 15, 2006

Voices: Promises

by Alisa Cowan I’ve made many promises throughout my life. I never gave them much thought until my oldest daughter, Taylor, started asking me to make promises to her. I promised I would make her a sandwich on her favorite potato bread, and that I would play our lullaby on the piano each night before … + read more

July 24, 2006

Voices: Two Days of Inspiration and Answers

By Drea Thew FORCE’s first national conference (February 2006) could not have come at a better time. I have known about my BRCA2 mutation for five years, since I was 29. After a lot of consideration, I chose to manage my breast cancer risk with aggressive surveillance until age 35 or so, and then reassess … + read more

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