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Our new book!

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny

by Sue Friedman

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian CancerDecisions about hereditary cancer may be the most difficult you'll ever make. But with FORCE's new book, you'll have the roadmap you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer began with FORCE's unparalleled understanding of what it means to live in a high-risk body. Then we added meaningful extras: knowledge from the world's leading experts; personal stories; clarification about risk, preventive options, insurance coverage, and discrimination; and unique insights we've learned from serving our community for more than 13 years. The result is a comprehensive composite of research, acumen, and inspiration, all bundled together in a single resource for previvors, survivors, and their families.

In the words of Mark Greene, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, who wrote the book's foreword, The substance of each chapter is impeccably accurate, and the authors honestly acknowledge the limits of our current understanding of this incredibly complex disorder. Where all the facts are not yet known, they present the carefully considered best medical judgment of investigators and providers who have devoted their careers to the study of HBOC...the tone of the book is an extraordinary combination of indisputably authoritative and insightful information, presented in a voice that is calm, clear, direct, balanced, realistic, and yet optimistic.

Here's a sampling of reader reviews posted on

"I have carefully read every book on hereditary breast and ovarian cancers since learning that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation and this book is without doubt the best."

"All the questions you might have — and also the ones you haven't thought of yet — are answered.
—AMi H

"...a step-by-step guide to learning about the world of HBOC."

"As a BRCA1 breast cancer survivor, this is the best, most informative, well-written book on the topic of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer out there."
—Lisa M

After you've had a chance to read your copy, we hope you'll take a moment to post your own review. Order from Amazon


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