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29 May 2009 @ 03:40 pm

For those of you who have not heard of the FORCE I would like to share with you.  I came across this website when I was just about done my research in regards to going ahead with my mastectomy.   FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered is website set up by a breast cancer survivor (she is so much more than that too, if you have a chance to get to know her).  FORCE's Mission is: To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

It has really been an invaluable tool for me from the time I found it.  There is a message board where we can post questions, seek others counsel or just vent our frustrations.  It really is a BRCA community.  Statistics say only 1 of every 800 people have the BRCA mutation, on FORCE we all do.   All of a sudden this 'unreachable' 1 in 800 is at our fingertips (literally).

As wonderful a resource as it is; it does not give me the excuse to not do my OWN research to find answers to my questions.

To all my FORCE friends reading this; I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support and wisdom you have given/continue to give me through this journey.  It would have been a very lonely road without you.