Summary of NICE guidance for Familial Breast Cancer

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated the recommendation on topics that should be discussed with a person before making a decision on whether to have annual mammographic surveillance and added a link to patient decision aids in this guideline. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 58, November 2013 includes one topic: Familial breast cancer (NICE CG164). Sections covered include: family history taking and initial assessment, referral, advice on risk reduction strategies and chemoprevention (tamoxifen, raloxifene).

(This website entry checked November 2020)