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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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Douglas G Hoffmann
(770) 793-5435
677 Church St Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Hematology

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Dr.Gerald Feuer
(678) 420-4100
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd #100
Marietta, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Northside/Kennestone
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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

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Michael Scott Oreilly, MD
(713) 745-0484
800 Canton Rd NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert Hermann, MD
(770) 281-5193
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 300
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga
Group Practice: Northwest Georgia Oncology

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Rodolfo Eduardo Bordoni
(770) 590-8311
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Hematology / 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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