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Family History of Cancer

Checked: 23-11-2022 by 5 Rob Adams Next Review: 23-11-2023

Clinical Guidance

For guidance on referrals for patients with a family history of cancer please see links below:

Family History of Breast/Ovarian Cancer

Family History of Colorectal Cancer

There is also information for patients on the Cancer Genetics page of the UHB website including a downloadable patient leaflet.



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