Options for women

If you’re at increased risk of breast cancer due to your family history, you can find out here what steps you can take to manage your risk.

Answer the three questions below about your estimated risk of developing breast cancer, your age and where in the UK you live, to see tailored information on the options for reducing your risk of breast cancer.

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Category: Unknown risk

As you don't know whether you are at increased risk of breast cancer due to your family history, we are not able to provide information on whether any specialist NHS services may be available to you.

Explore your family history

If you are concerned about cancers in your family, the first step is to visit your GP (or breast care team)

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A healthier lifestyle

You can reduce your risk of breast cancer by making certain lifestyle choices

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Touch Look Check

Early detection saves lives. Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and check anything unusual with your doctor

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NHS breast screening

All women aged 50 and over (or 47 and over in some areas of England) are entitled to free breast screening on the NHS

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Category: Near population risk

Your risk of breast cancer is about that of the average woman in the UK. You are probably not eligible for specialist family history services to help manage your risk, but there are still steps you can take.

A healthier lifestyle

You can reduce your risk of breast cancer and some other diseases by making certain lifestyle choices

Find out more

Touch Look Check

Early detection saves lives. Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and check anything unusual with your doctor

Find out more

NHS breast screening

All women aged 50 and over (47 and over in some areas of England) are entitled to free breast screening on the NHS

Find out more

Category: Moderate risk

As you are at moderate risk (increased risk) of developing breast cancer due to your family history, you are eligible for specialist help to manage your risk.

Risk-reducing drugs

The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene could lower your chances of developing breast cancer by over a third

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Extra breast screening

You may be able to have earlier or more frequent breast screening to spot breast cancer early if it does develop

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A healthier lifestyle

You can slightly reduce your risk of breast cancer and some other diseases by making certain lifestyle choices

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Touch Look Check

Early detection saves lives. Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and check anything unusual with your doctor

Find out more

Category: High risk

As you are at high risk of developing breast cancer due to your family history, you are eligible for specialist help to manage your risk.

Risk-reducing surgery

Having your breasts and/or ovaries removed could vastly reduce your chances of developing breast cancer (and possibly ovarian cancer too).

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Risk-reducing drugs

The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene could lower the chances of your developing breast cancer by over a third

Find out more

Extra breast screening

You are likely to be able to have earlier or more frequent breast screening to spot breast cancer early if it does develop

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Touch Look Check

Early detection saves lives. Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and check anything unusual with your doctor

Find out more

A healthier lifestyle

You might be able to slightly reduce your risk of breast cancer and some other diseases by making certain lifestyle choices

Find out more

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