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 2007

December 14, 2007

Voices: Mastectomy Without Reconstruction A Very Personal Choice

by Melissa Taylor While I was growing up, my mom seemed to get cancer every several years. She considered cancer to be “her” disease, but I felt a nagging sensation that it might be more. Watching a television program on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome and BRCA genetic testing, I recognized the risk … + read more

April 24, 2007

Voices: A New Understanding

Note: The essay below was written for a college application in response to the following question: “With each new experience comes a new discovery about one’s self and the world. Tell us about something you have experienced that may have changed your life or simply led you to a new understanding.” by Arielle (Last name … + read more

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