Family History and Hereditary Breast Cancer

5% of all breast cancers may be due to hereditary factors. People with two or more first degree family members with breast cancer (or ovarian cancer), should seek referral for discussion and assessment of enhanced screening. I am happy to take direct referrals as well as GP referrals for women who are concerned they may have an elevated risk of developing breast cancer. Consultations will include a full breast examination and may include breast imaging e.g. mammogram. Please see below for more information from the Breast Cancer Care website:

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Family history assessment protocols (2015):