Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medicine

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Around half a million women with a strong family history of breast cancer should be offered drugs to prevent the disease from developing, according to official advice issued today.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence says in draft guidance that all women over 30 at  high risk of breast cancer should be given the opportunity to take drugs  to reduce it.

It is the first time that women have been advised to take preventive drug treatment for cancer and represents what one charity called a “historic shift”.

View the original article here: Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication under new NHS plans

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