Further Support

If you have any further questions around BRCA gene mutations or hereditary cancers, you can contact The Eve Appeal's specialist information service Ask Eve on 0808 802 0019 – which is free to call from landlines and mobile phones – or get in touch via email nurse@eveappeal.org.uk.

Alternatively, you may also find these other sources of support helpful:

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The Royal Marsden Hospital

The Royal Marsden Hospital is a specialist cancer centre, whose mission is to make a national and global contribution to cancer research and treatment.

For more comprehensive information about BRCA1/2 mutations, please take a look at their Beginner’s Guide to BRCA1 and BRCA2.

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BRCA Umbrella

A support organisation, which operates worldwide, bringing together those dealing with a BRCA or other gene mutation, a high risk or hereditary cancer.

For more information visit www.brcaumbrella.ning.com

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FORCE

FORCE is a US-based charity devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

For more information, please visit www.facingourrisk.org

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Target Ovarian Cancer

Target Ovarian Cancer have developed a comprehensive guide around Genetic testing and hereditary ovarian cancer which is useful for those who may be worried due to a family history of ovarian cancer.

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Ovarian Cancer Action

Ovarian Cancer Action have developed a useful online tool – Your BRCA Risk Tool – which aims to indicate your risk of developing ovarian cancer based on a short questionnaire about your family history.

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Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care provides key information and support to people affected by breast cancer – and includes a useful family history risk assessment guide on their website.

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Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now provides an informative family history guide to help you understand what a family history of breast cancer is, and what it means for you and your family.

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Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK provides key information about the risk of men developing prostate cancer if their family members carried a BRCA gene mutation.

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Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK provides comprehensive information on family history and links between bowel cancer and Lynch Syndrome.

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Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK provides support for those affected by pancreatic cancer – including dedicated information on familial and hereditary risk, as well as guidance on genetic testing for pancreatic cancer.