Thursday, 19 March 2009

Familial breast cancer - NICE

Familial breast cancer
NICE guideline October 2006
The NICE clinical guideline on familial breast cancer covers the care of adult women who may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer because of a family history of breast or other cancers.
It does not specifically look at: women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer or men, but the recommendations may be relevant to some men because, although rarer than in women, men may get breast cancer and this may run in families.
This guideline is an update of advice on familial breast cancer that NICE produced in 2004. The advice on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for breast cancer screening has changed, but all the other advice is the same.