Tellingclose relatives

Your genetics unit will not approach your relatives about your result it will usually be up to you to tell your family.

You may be given a standard letter to share with relatives, which explains your test result and contains all the information they need to be referred for the test themselves.

However,not everyone will want to have the genetic test. Women who are closely relatedto you(such as your sister ordaughter) can have cancer screening without having genetic testing.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018