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 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

Eduard Dvorak, MD
(605) 668-9044
1115 W 9th St
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Charles Univ, Third Med Fac, Praha, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1966

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Marwan D Hanna
(605) 322-7595
1000 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Addison R Tolentino, MD
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St Ste 2000
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1994

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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

Kelly G McCaul
(605) 322-3035
1000 E. 21st St., Ste. 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mark T Schroeder
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Hematology

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Larry P Ebbert
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Hematology

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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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