Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Alamogordo NM

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.

Deborah Gilmore Tracy, MD
(941) 748-2217
56 Mission Cir
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Stefan Korec
(505) 437-8126
2559 Medical Dr Ste G
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Gerald Champion Reg Med Ctr

James Alexander Lipsett, MD
(505) 986-5009
1462 Encina Rd
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided by:
Eric G Maye, MR
(505) 820-5233
455 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Bishnu J Raut, MD
(505) 522-5944
4820 Scale Ct
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Stefan Korec, MD
2559 Scenic Dr Ste G
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Komenskeho, Lekarska Fak, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided by:
Deborah Tracy
(941) 748-2217
401 Manatee Ave E
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology Hematology Assoc

Francisco Ampuero, MD
(505) 843-7813
500 Walter St NE Ste 508
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Boliviana Mayor San Francisco X Chuguisaca, Fac Cien, Sucre
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Jami Dalene Frost, MD
(505) 272-4461
MSC 10 5590,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Eric G Mayer, MD
2450 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Lausanne, Fac De Med, Lausanne, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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