Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Beatrice NE

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 Joseph Gnarra, MD
(402) 955-3949
8200 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1968

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Gamini S Sooriyaarachchi, MD
(402) 393-3110
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 122
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Bergan Mercy Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Oncology Hematology West

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David A Silverberg, MD
(402) 354-8124
8303 Dodge St Ste 250
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Ne; Bergan Mercy Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Midlands Cancer Ctr

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James Olen Armitage, MD
(402) 559-7290
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: University Medical Associates Univ Of Nebraska Medical Ctr

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George Kellogg Bascom, MD
(308) 865-2263
3219 Central Ave # 550
Kearney, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Ne
Group Practice: Platte Valley Medical Group

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Tien-Shew William Huang
(402) 354-5244
8303 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Danl Francis Moravec Jr, MD
(402) 484-4900
2611 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Bryan Ryoichi Imamura, MD
(712) 328-4429
8303 Dookie Street
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ralph Joseph Hauke, MD
(402) 559-3803
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Panama, Fac De Med, Panama City, Panama
Graduation Year: 1990

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Suthida Suwanvecho, MD
Lieo Transplant Building
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Ramathibodi Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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