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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Barre VT

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.

David J Ospina, MD
(802) 223-6196
195 Hospital Loop Ste 3
Berlin, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Panama, Fac De Med, Panama City, Panama
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Valentine
(802) 223-6196
195 Hospital Loop
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Richard Yee
(802) 223-2317
Montpelier, VT
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Mark Averill Donavan, MD
(518) 271-3461
7 Appletree Ln
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1972

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Cheung Wong, MD
(201) 678-1899
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Valentine, MD
(802) 223-6196
195 Hospital Loop Ste 3
Berlin, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Ospina
(802) 223-6196
195 Hospital Loop
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Dennis Allen Sanders, MD
(802) 655-3400
792 College Pkwy Ste 207
Colchester, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1986

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Christian A Thomas, MD
(802) 655-3400
792 College Pkwy Ste 207
Colchester, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Univ, Med Fak, Frankfurt, Ger (407-23 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1986

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Marc Steven Greenblatt
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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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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