Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Beckley WV

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 S Shimm
(305) 253-6060
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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David T Vega, MD
(516) 572-8722
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1980

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Mayez El Harake, MD
(304) 253-6060
203 Lee Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1981

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Tyshaun M James-Hart
(304) 254-2667
250 Stanaford Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Hassan Amjad
(304) 252-1600
166 George St
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Hematology, Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Rajir Khanna
(304) 253-6060
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Velayudhan Sahadevan, MD
(304) 252-9510
155 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1963

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Ramon C Jereza
(304) 252-8541
200 Raleigh Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Hematology

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Chaitanya V Dave, MD
(304) 255-2121
200 Veterans Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carl S Larson
(304) 253-6060
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
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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