Cancer Genetics

Patient and Family Resources

Links to Hereditary Cancer Risk Information and General Cancer Resources

Bright Pink
A resource providing support specifically to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
A nonprofit organization for women with increased risk of cancer due to family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA gene mutation may be present.

Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance increases the capacity of genetic advocacy groups to achieve their missions and leverages the voices of millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions. As a coalition of hundreds of genetic advocacy organizations, health professionals, clinics, hospitals and companies, Genetic Alliance is at the crossroads of the genetics community.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission - to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about this disease. By dispelling myths and misunderstandings, the Coalition is committed to improving the overall survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

National Cancer Institute
General cancer genetics information

Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance
The Ovrian Cancer Orange County Alliance (OCOCA), is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, friends, and family members who have been touched by ovarian ancer, and medical and health care professionals. OCOCA works to educate the community about ovarian cancer. Education and awareenss is the key to early diagnosis - and early diagnsis is the key to survival. OCOCA assists newly diagnosed women and women in treatment for ovarian cancer by offering outreach, information, and telephone support.

Young Survival Coalition
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities, and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.