Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Albemarle NC

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.

Nalin C Mehta
(704) 983-3508
815 N 3rd St
Albemarle, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Gary Patrick Frenette, MD
(704) 446-9058
1100 S Tryon St Ste 400
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1990

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Carolyn R Ferree, MD
(336) 713-3600
Medical Center Blvd,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Jeffrey Acker
(910) 715-1056
155 Memorial Drive
Pinehurst, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jon Paul Gockerman, MD
(919) 681-7648
Po Box 3877,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Duke University Med Ctr, Durham, Nc; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Durham, Nc

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Dennis Devereux
(910) 571-5711
522 Allen St Ste 202
Troy, NC
Specialty
Oncologist, Oncological Surgeon

Gordana Vlahovic, MD
PO Box 3335 Rm 25164,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zagreb, Med Fak, Zagreb, Croatia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carolyn I Mook, MD
(828) 580-6700
2203 S Sterling St Ste 147
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1973

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Martin Benj Meyerson, MD
(910) 251-1839
1988 S 16th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: New Hanover Radiation Oncology

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Heather S Ambrose, MD
(252) 752-4610
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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