Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Anchorage AK

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.

Latha Subramanian, MD
(907) 569-2627
4105 Tudor Centre Dr Ste B2
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zambia, Sch Of Med, Lusaka, Zambia
Graduation Year: 1977

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Francis Marian Domurat, MD
(907) 646-4600
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 304
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1976

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Verneeda Spencer
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dale Isaac Webb
(907) 562-0321
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Malcolm Bul, MR
(907) 562-0330
3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Laurie J Bleicher, MD
(907) 561-2533
4001 Laurel St
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mary L Stewart
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Richard T Chung, MD
(907) 276-2400
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dennis Beckworth
(907) 562-0321
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Donald Wayne Varner
(907) 563-2662
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology

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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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