- is designed for use by health professionals, such as GPs and nurses
- assists health professionals to reassure the majority of women who are at population risk, based on their family history
- identifies women who should be referred to a family cancer clinic for further assessment and advice
The FRA-BOC tool categorises women into three levels of risk for breast cancer according to family history. If a woman is confirmed to be in risk Category 1 or 2, she will be offered biennial (two-yearly) screening by BreastScreen NSW.
If a woman is confirmed to be in risk Category 3, and following discussion with her GP wishes to remain with BreastScreen NSW, she will be offered annual screening upon informing the Program of her decision.
A doctor can contact BreastScreen NSW on 13 20 50 if they have further questions about their patient’s screening interval.