If you are concerned about your risk of breast cancer and family history, you should visit your GP (or breast care team) to discuss this.
They will be able to look at the pattern of cancers in your family to see whether you might be at increased risk of breast cancer. If they think you might be, they can refer you to specialist services so this can be looked into further. Both women and men can be referred, if eligible.
If you have very little information about your blood relatives (e.g. because you’re adopted), this will make it difficult for your doctor to assess your breast cancer risk, although you are still able to seek their advice if you have concerns about breast cancer.
It is up to you whether or not you choose to explore your family history and you may want to discuss this with relatives.
Please answer the questions below to find out the first steps to exploring your family history…