Familial breast cancer (CG164)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'familial breast cancer'
Familial breast cancer: classification and care of people at risk of familial breast cancer and management of breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer
This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 41 (published in October 2006).
It offers evidence-based advice on the classification and care of people at risk of familial breast cancer. It also makes recommendations on genetic testing thresholds, surveillance and risk reduction and treatment strategies for people with a diagnosis of breast cancer and a family history of breast, ovarian or a related cancer.
These areas are not covered by NICE clinical guideline 80 (Breast cancer: early and locally advanced, published in February 2009).
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: familial breast cancer
This page was last updated: 17 February 2014
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- CG164 Canser y fron etifeddol (canser y fron yn y teulu): Gwybodaeth i'r cyhoedd (fformat MS Word)
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Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Educational resource
- CG164 Familial breast cancer: podcast
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