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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HBOC Week

October 2, 2019

Luck Is More Than Just A Rainbow: A Previvor’s Story

The opportunity to have germline genetic testing coupled while having solid resources in place was my big lucky break. My “luck” has brought me immeasurable peace of mind for which I am deeply grateful.

September 30, 2019

My Experience As A Male Previvor

Note: In recognition of the last day of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the start of HBOC Week and in advance of Previvor Day, FORCE wants to remind people that men can be previvors too. Like women, men account for half of all mutation carriers. Male mutation carriers face challenges associated with their high risk for … + read more

September 28, 2016

Previvor: Past, Present, & Future

Note: In honor of National Previvor Day, I’ve updated this blog post, which was initially published in 2008 but is still relevant today.  by Sue Friedman Use of the term “previvor” has become common, which, in my opinion is good for our community. Since popularization of the term increases the chance that its meaning and … + read more

September 27, 2016

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Highlighting the Gaps and Priorities Raised by the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Ovarian Cancer Research

by Lisa Rezende and Alexandria Groves Over 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Women with mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, and the genes associated with Lynch syndrome are at a much greater lifetime risk of ovarian cancer compared to women in the average population. Recent studies show that women … + read more

October 1, 2015

Guest Blog: An HBOC Week Message from Representative Wasserman Schultz

By Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz I’m honored to have an opportunity to work with FORCE to promote awareness about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. FORCE plays a crucial role in the cancer awareness and advocacy community, particularly for those of us who have been personally affected by genetic cancers. We share the fundamental belief that … + read more

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