Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Beverly MA

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.

Stephen M Alpert
(978) 745-1200
331 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Ray Stayner Richards, MD
(435) 634-4175
27 Pequot Rd
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cesare R Valeri, MD
(617) 638-4950
372 Ocean Ave
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1958

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Karen J Krag
(978) 977-3434
17 Centennial Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Stephen Morris Alpert, MD
(978) 745-1200
161 Bradlee Ave
Swampscott, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1967

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Bernard L Willet, MR
(617) 739-3458
4 Point O Rocks Ln
Marblehead, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Ronald Weinger
(978) 977-3434
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Derek Barrett Chism
(978) 977-9400
17 Centennial Dr Radiation Oncology
Peabody, MA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Elizabeth Hauser Cameron, MD
17 Centennial Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ferris John Bargoot, MD
(978) 538-4120
1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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