Information for the public
A range of professionals who specialise in different areas of treatment or support may be involved in your care. These could include GPs, specialist nurses, specialist doctors, psychologists and clinical genetic specialists.
Your care team should talk with you about familial breast cancer. They should explain in detail the options for reducing your risk of cancer, including surveillance (regular scans) to pick up any cancer as early as possible. Your family or carer can be involved in helping to make decisions, but only if you agree. You should have the opportunity to ask any questions you have – there is a list of questions you might like to ask to help you with this.
You may also like to read NICE's information for the public on patient experience in adult NHS services. This sets out what adults should be able to expect when they use the NHS. We also have more information on the NICE website about using health and social care services.