Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Brookings SD

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.

Addison R Tolentino, MD
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St Ste 2000
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1994

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William Anthony Smithson, MD
(605) 322-7595
1000 E 21st St Ste 3100
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1967

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Daniel Martin Tackett
(605) 719-8559
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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David C Bartsch
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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Daniel Martin Tackett, MD
(605) 341-3360
3751 Skyline Dr
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd
Group Practice: Dakota West Radiation Oncology

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Helen L Frederickson, MD
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kamal-Uddin Haider, MD
1000 E 21st St Ste 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Thomas R Spencer Jr, MD
(843) 777-2014
3580 S Spencer Blvd
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Hosp System -East, Florence, Sc; Mc Leod Reg Medctr, Florence, Sc
Group Practice: Pediatric Associates-Florence

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Richard H Ruben
(605) 882-7000
401 9th Ave Nw
Watertown, SD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Edward E Tennan, MR
(605) 338-3645
2903 S Ridgeview Way
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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