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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Apex 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.

Mark L Graham II, MD
(919) 966-4431
Cary, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: University Of North Carolina H, Chapel Hill, Nc
Group Practice: Cary Oncology

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Sunil J Desai, MD
(919) 233-0059
300 Keisler Dr Ste 204
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Municipal Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Scott Lee Sailer, MD
(919) 854-4588
300 Ashville Ave Ste 110
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mark L Graham
(919) 233-8585
300 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Kim M Boerick, MD
1001 Winstead Dr Ste 200
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Cassandra N Moore
(919) 854-6900
216 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

Data Provided by:
Mark L Graham, MD
(919) 233-8585
300 Ashville Ave Ste 180
Cary, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1982

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Andrew Scott Kennedy, MD
(919) 854-4588
300 Ashville Ave Ste 110
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1991

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William R Berr, MR
(919) 852-1994
218 Ashville Ave Ste 20
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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A Bartlett Pandite, MD
Cary, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Liverpool, Fac Of Med, Liverpool, Uk (352-06 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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