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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Baxley GA

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 Hardman Lawson, MD
(404) 778-1930
Medcl Onc 2d Fl 1365C Clifton Rd,
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1974

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Shannon L Meeks
(404) 785-0908
2015 Upper Gate Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Laura Lee Weakland, MD
(404) 223-0792
550 Peachtree St NE Ste 1185
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1993

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Virginia Luisa Tranvoich
(706) 475-3398
1199 Prince Ave
Athens, GA
Specialty
Hematology

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Lloyd George Geddes Jr, MD
(404) 296-2060
465 Winn Way Ste 231
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1992

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Clayton D Pruet, MR
(619) 865-6222
150 E Ponce de Leon Ave Ste 120
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Price R Walker Jr, MD
(706) 322-6890
1013 Talbotton Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1977

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Satyanarayan K Reddy
(770) 996-0622
34 Upper Riverdale Rd Se
Riverdale, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Lisa Carolyn Richardson, MD
(770) 488-4351
MS K55 4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1989

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William Scott Kellogg, MD
(912) 262-1340
2301 Parkwood Dr
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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