Medtech Insight is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

NHS guidelines on familial breast cancer care:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Breast cancer care in England and Wales is subject to new guidelines on the provision of mammography, genetic testing and risk-reducing surgery in cases of so-called "familial" risk. Mammography should be performed subject to clearly advising the patient on the implications of early detection, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care (NCCPC) recommend. They also urge the NHS to recognise that genetic testing and risk-reducing surgery are appropriate in only a small proportion of women from high-risk families. The guidance also highlights the need for greater public awareness of risk, notably that the great majority of women with a family history do not fall into a high-risk category.

Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT059156

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel