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2006/050 NICE issues update on familial breast cancer guideline to incorporate new evidence

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care have today (25 October 2006) published an update of its familial breast cancer guideline.

The updated version provides recommendations on the use of magnetic resonance scanning (MRI) for breast cancer surveillance. The update recommends yearly MRI screening for some women between the ages of 20 and 49 if they have a high risk of breast cancer, including women who have one of the faulty high-risk genes. All other recommendations on how health professionals should identify and care for women who are at risk of developing breast cancer because of a history of the condition in their family (familial breast cancer) remain the same.

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