One in eight women will develop breast cancer. Therefore many women and men will have a family member diagnosed with breast cancer on their mum or dad's side. In most cases this will not increase the risk of other family members developing breast cancer.
You may be at risk of developing breast cancer if there is a strong family history of the disease. We run a family history risk assessment clinic to which your GP can refer you.
You may have increased risk if you have:
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The clinic uses evidence-based research in the assessment process. The assessment is a process where family and personal information is gathered.
If you are found to be at increased risk of developing a breast cancer you may be offered referral for genetic testing, early screening or preventative treatments.