Joining FORCEs Newsletter

Joining FORCES is the FORCE newsletter with news, views and supportive information for individuals concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Take Our Survey: Media Use by Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Media UseWhere do you turn to read stories about new cancer research: news websites, television, Facebook? We have launched a survey on media use to assure the XRAYS program reflects media used by young breast cancer survivors and young women at high risk. The survey is brief; it can be completed in about 20 minutes. It will identify the media you use; how much you trust that media; and when, during your cancer risk-management, treatment, and/or survivorship you are most likely to turn to the media.

This survey is open to women age 45 or younger who have had breast cancer or are at high risk for breast cancer due to an inherited mutation in BRCA or other gene, and/or a strong family history of breast cancer. If this describes you, by taking this survey, you will help us learn what sources younger women rely upon for the latest breast cancer information, so that we can assure the XRAYS program meets the unique needs of this population. You can take the survey at


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Recognize a Loved One

Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, there is a good chance that other people are going through the same thing and are available to offer support.

Understanding HBOC and BRCA

The Understanding HBOC & BRCA section of this website has a comprehensive collection of information on a variety of topics, and includes links to further in-depth articles, books and websites.

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