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Hi! We are the Genetic Expert Outreach Leader Volunteers for Orange County FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We hope to hear from you.

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at www.facingourrisk.org/pnp.

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs. 

We are affiliated with:

Licensed Genetic Counselors 
Cancer Genetics Program 
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
1000 West La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA 92868 
Telephone: 714-734-6229 
Website: www.sjo.org/cancergenetics


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together July 25, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cancer Genetics Program
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
1st-floor Todo Conference Room
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868 
Phone: 714-734-6229

RSVP to Erica Kim at Erica.Kim@stjoe.org or call (714) 734-6229

Topic: NCCN Updates for Surveillance and Management of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Who You Will Meet: FORCE Volunteers & Members, Genetic Counselor(s)

Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together October 24, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cancer Genetics Program
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
1st-floor Todo Conference Room
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868 
Phone: 714-734-6229

RSVP to Erica Kim at Erica.Kim@stjoe.org or call (714) 734-6200, ext. 40362

Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


You're Invited to the Joining FORCEs Conference June 18-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA 

Attend the 12th annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer conference for an inspirational experience of knowledge, empowerment and connecting with other members of our community.

This is an international conference designed to empower men, women and families facing hereditary cancer. It offers sessions and workshops led by renowned experts on all topics related to hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and colon cancers.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, person at high risk for cancer, healthcare provider or caregiver, this conference has something for you. As an attendee you will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet world renowned hereditary cancer experts, share experiences and network with others who have first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn more about the conference and how to register


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