New guidance for doctors will mean women will have access to preventative drugs which dramatically reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
Last month, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie announced she had a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of developing cancer.
Jolie spoke at the time of her happiness that the announcement had generated more discussion about women's health.
Women across Britain with a family history of breast cancer are to be offered drugs on the NHS to help prevent the disease.
Women now have a wider choice and more facts to help them make probably the most difficult decision of their lives.