Although an Alberta Society, we have national and international reach. To date, we remain the only organization in Canada attempting to address all aspects of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
We represent, educate and support individuals, families and communities impacted by HBOC syndrome.
HBOC Syndrome = Hereditary Cancer
HBOC stands for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Hereditary cancer is diagnosed at a much higher rate than spontaneous cancer, at younger ages and tends to be more aggressive. HBOC syndrome also causes a high risk of prostate cancer in men and a slightly higher increase of some other types of cancer in both men and women.
About La Société HBOC
The HBOC Society is a charitable, non-profit organization whose vision is to ensure those affected directly or indirectly by this type of hereditary cancer have timely access to quality health information and services. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by an Advisory Council of professionals with expertise relevant to the work of the Society.