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Learn about the effects of diet, lifestyle, and surgical menopause on cancer risk and quality-of-life for people with HBOC.

Related Force Information

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This FORCE-endorsed book was written by founder and Executive Director Sue Friedman; geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD; and health writer, Kathy Steligo. This book is a comprehensive resource on all topics related to hereditary cancer and includes a section on diet, nutrition, and lifestyle.

13 Tips for Incorporating Fitness Into Your Life
2012 Thoughts from FORCE blog post on simple tips for becoming more fit.

Institute of Medicine Report on Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer
Article from Spring 2012 Joining FORCEs Newsletter about recent IOM report on environmental causes of breast cancer.

Nutrition and Supplements
May 11 , 2011: free, on-demand webinar presented by Sally Scroggs, RD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This session reviewed the latest information on nutritional supplements including the latest recommendations for Vitamin D and calcium.

How Do I Get Motivated? Changing your lifestyle and diet
January 11, 2011: free on-demand webinar. Bob Wright from Hilton Head Health discusses how small differences in eating and exercise habits can lead to big changes in health and well-being, how to plan out your weight loss strategy and incorporate it into a busy life.

Integrative and Complementary Medicine
Webcast from 2010 Joining FORCEs Conference. Registration is required but is free.

Other Websites

Safe Use of Complementary Health Products and Practices
From the website of the ational Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Organization which focuses on research on the link between diet and cancer and translates the results into practical information for the public.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government resource on the safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicines, based on scientific research.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered