Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Acworth GA

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 Glenn Gra, MR
(770) 944-2830
2046 Point Grey Ct NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Hillary Hahm
(770) 944-2830
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd #200
Marietta, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Bruce Jonathan Gould, MD
(770) 281-5100
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 300
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983

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Louis C Garrot
(770) 590-8311
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.L Crain Garrot
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd #100
Marietta, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Wellstar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kathleen Lon, MS
(678) 445-2200
2230 Towne Lake Pkwy Bldg 1100 Ste 140
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Frank P McCoy
(770) 281-5100
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Mark Alan Klein, MD
840 Church Street Extension North East South
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2000

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Don W Shaffer II, MD
(770) 281-5100
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 300
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1982

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Philip Z Israel
(770) 428-4486
702 Canton Rd Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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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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