This booklet explains how family history can sometimes affect your breast cancer risk. It looks at how risk is assessed, the options for managing your risk and other things you may need to consider. It also includes information on genetic testing. Last reviewed March 2017; next review underway.
Breast Cancer Care merged with Breast Cancer Now in April 2019. From October 2019 the new merged charity is called Breast Cancer Now.
However, lots of our patient information will continue to appear under the legacy brand Breast Cancer Care until new editions are produced. Please be assured that, whether the information you order or download is branded as Breast Cancer Care or Breast Cancer Now, the quality remains the same.