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Hi! My name is Jane Herman and I am the New York City Volunteer Outreach Leader for 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 me. I am 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. I look forward to hearing 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. 

Genetic Expert Outreach Leaders: 

Forum Shah, MS, CGC
Elizabeth Manderski, MS, CGC
Anna Cantor, MS, CGC

We are affiliated with:

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-562-5704
Website: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue

NYU Langone Hospital
221 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 646-754-1376
Website: nyulangone.org/cancergenetics

 


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You're Invited to an Educational Event on April 24, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm

The Blavatnik Family-Chelsea MEdical Center at Mount Sinai
325 W15th Street
New York, NY 10011

Register here

Ovarian Cancer: What's New?

Each year ovarian cancer experts from across the nation gather at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Conference. Stephanie Blank, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Mt. Sinai Health System, will report back from the conference on what the research presented there means for patients. Bring your questions for this interactive discussion.

This program is provided by SHARE.


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together May 22, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue (between 27th and 28th streets)
Ambulatory Care Building, Room TBD
New York, NY 10016

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator:  Jane Herman

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 July 17, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue (between 27th and 28th streets)
Ambulatory Care Building, Room TBD
New York, NY 10016

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator:  Jane Herman

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!


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