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Angelina Jolie's announcement sparks interest in breast cancer genetics

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When the story broke about Angelina Jolie’s potential risk of breast cancer Macmillan saw an 800% increase in visits to their familial breast cancer web page.

And a 1140% increase in visits to their online self-assessment tool for checking genetic breast cancer risk.

People are increasingly coming to Macmillan for cancer genetics information, which is available at

Cancer risk is something that most people worry about, especially if a relative has been diagnosed.

So if the people you support ask you where to get cancer genetics information, please signpost them to our high-quality support and resources.

These include our online information, cancer genetics booklet, ‘Are you worried about..?’ leaflets, and the online self-assessment tool OPERA, which people can use to check their risk of genetic breast or ovarian cancer.

Our range of support for those worried about cancer and genetics is summarised in these genetics flyers and posters, which, along with all our booklets and leaflets, are available to order for free at 

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