Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Brattleboro 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.

R Jackson Forcier, MD
160 Guilford St
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David F Wood, MD
(603) 363-4668
20 Linfield Ln
Spofford, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven R Levene, MD
(603) 354-5400
580 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1980

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James Gallison Sise, MD
(603) 354-6504
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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James Maynard Nickerson
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology

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John L Glick
(802) 254-9240
19 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialty
Endocrinology, Hematology / Oncology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Steven Sigurd Larmon
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Jill Marie Winslow
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Maynard Nickerson, MD
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Steven Sigurd Larmon, MD
(603) 354-5465
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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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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