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About our guide to UK family history services

This guide has been developed by Breast Cancer Now, to help you understand what a family history of breast cancer is, and what it means for you and your family.

Our guide provides information on the national standards of services and care for women and men who have a family history of breast cancer, as well as information on genetic testing and preventative options.

We hope that it will help enable and support you in making informed decisions about your care.

Health information you can trust

People affected by breast cancer are at the heart of Breast Cancer Now’s health information. We want our facts about breast cancer risk, breast awareness, diagnosis, treatment and services to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make decisions about your health and health care.
Breast Cancer Now’s health information is covered by NHS England’s Information Standard quality mark – a quick and easy way to spot health and social care information you know you can trust.

Reviewed and updated: September 2015, Next review due: September 2018

More information can be found on The Information Standard website.

About Breast Cancer Now

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – and we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer. But we’ll only reach that point by working in a new, collaborative way. We’re bringing together all those affected by the disease to improve the way we prevent, detect, treat and stop the disease. So we can move from a time when people fear breast cancer to a generation where everybody lives. Join us at breastcancernow.org

Visit our website for more information about Breast Cancer Now

We value your feedback

We’d love to hear what you thought about our guide. If you’d like to let us know what you think of our guide or have any comments you’d like to share with us, please fill out our survey.

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