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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COVID19

July 8, 2020

How to Prepare for a Mastectomy Amid COVID and Other Life Events

by Jentry Wheaton, DNP, FNP-C, APRN, previvor and FORCE volunteer I made the decision to have a preventive bilateral mastectomy to decrease my chances of developing breast cancer. Making the decision to remove your breasts is difficult. Add a global pandemic, travel restrictions, work, family, etc. and it seems overwhelming. I want to share what … + read more

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and Breast Cancer Surgery

No one takes lightly the impact of delaying surgery – both from the standpoint of treating the cancer as well as the added psychological stress on the patient and their family. However, we are dealing with a novel disease and the full impact, devastating already, has yet to be seen.

Connect with others.

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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