Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Aberdeen SD

The breast cancer gene test is a blood test that checks for specific change in genes that help control normal cell growth. Finding changes in these genes, called BRCA1 and BRCA2, can help determine your chance of developing breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer.

Richard James Conklin, MD
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology Svc

Ramakrishnan Parameswaran
(605) 322-3035
1000 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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Anwarul Haq, MD
(605) 995-5756
605 N Foster St
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Urdu
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Noreste, Esc De Med, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Queen Of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, Sd
Group Practice: Mitchell Cancer Ctr

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Amy K Krie
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Richard J Conklin
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Enrique Mendoza
305 S State St
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

William Anthony Smithson, MD
(605) 322-7595
1000 E 21st St Ste 3100
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1967

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Mark R Huber
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.Kelly McCaul
(605) 322-3035
1000 E 21st St # 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Testing

Q: Several of my friends have recently been tested for the breast cancer gene (BRCA 1 and BRCA 2). If breast cancer does not run in my family, should I consider testing?

 

Probably not. Only about 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation. Your risk goes up if you have one or more first-degree relatives (mother, sister, etc.) with breast or ovarian cancer or early onset cancer (before age 50) in a close relative.

The breast cancer gene test is a blood test that checks for specific change in genes that help control normal cell growth. Finding changes in these genes, called BRCA1 and BRCA2, can help determine your chance of developing breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer.

For the vast majority of women who develop breast cancer, the cause is not from hereditary factors. Therefore, the gene test would not be indicated.


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