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Breast cancer drug plans

Women in England and Wales with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication on the NHS, the drug watchdog National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has suggested in a consultation.

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Dr Hilary: Offer of medication is 'historic breakthrough'

Healthy women who have a family history of breast cancer could be offered drugs on the NHS to cut their chances of contracting the disease.

Dr Hilary told ITV Daybreak that the offer of medication is a 'historic breakthrough' against cancer prevention.

Currently a draft consultation, he added that the challenge lies with the ability to roll these drugs out across the country.

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