Breast Cancer genetic referral

Lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8 (12.5%)

The following people should be referred to secondary care for assessment of their breast cancer risk:

  • First degree female relative with breast Ca under 40yrs
  • First degree male relative any age
  • First degree relative with bilateral breast ca first cancer diagnosed under 50yrs
  • Two first degree, or one first and one second degree relative diagnosed with breast ca ant age
  • One first or second degree relative diagnosed with breast ca and one first or second degree relative diagnosed with ovarian ca at any age (one should be a first degree relative)
  • Three first or second degree relatives diagnosed with breast cancer at any age.