BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) are now collecting information on a woman’s family history of both breast and ovarian cancer when they have a breast screen through their service. This information informs an analysis for predicting an increased risk of breast cancer which determines if tailored screening is required.
This analysis is done using the BSV Family History Tool which has been developed in conjunction with experts in the area and is based on the Cancer Australia Familial Risk Assessment Tool for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (FRA-BOC), the eviQ Clinical Guidelines from the Cancer Institute NSW and the NICE Guidelines from the U.K.
The tool analyses the information women provide at registration and allocates them to one of three groups based on their calculated risk (relative to the general population) of developing breast cancer. These risk categories are explained in the following documents: