Introduction

Most women in the UK have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer, you and some other members of your family may have a higher than average risk of developing the disease. NHS services are available to help women and men in this situation. Specialists are able to assess whether you are at increased risk and offer advice and support. If you do have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, there are options available to help reduce that risk and make sure the disease is spotted early if it does occur.

exploring-family-history

Exploring family history

I think I may have a family history and want to find out more…

assessing-your-risk

Assessing
your risk

How will specialists estimate my chance of developing breast cancer and will this include genetic testing?

taking-action

Taking
action

I have a confirmed family history and want to know about services to manage and reduce my risk…

Introduction

Most women in the UK have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer, you and some other members of your family may have a higher than average risk of developing the disease. NHS services are available to help women and men in this situation. Specialists are able to assess whether you are at increased risk and offer advice and support. If you do have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, there are options available to help reduce that risk and make sure the disease is spotted early if it does occur.

Patient story

Emily’s story

Watch Emily’s story on finding out her family history of breast cancer.

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