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.

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

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

Robert Joseph Weiler, MD
(505) 242-1015
3101 Don Quixote Ct NW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1958

Data Provided by:
Yehuda Z Patt, MD
(505) 272-5837
900 Camino De Salud,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1967

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James Vance Mc Kinnell, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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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

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

Hosne Ara Begum, MD
(718) 240-5000
800 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mymensingh Med Coll, Mymensingh, Bangladesh (704-12 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1980

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Amanda Jacqueline Story, MD
(605) 336-0515
601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1985

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Clark Elliott Haskins, MD
(505) 842-8171
4901 Lang Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd

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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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