Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Burleson TX

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.

Unamarie Clibon, MD
(817) 551-5312
11805 S Interstate 35 W Ste 201
Burleson, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1984

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Janice Kelly Tomberlin, MD
(682) 518-8111
706 Hunters Row Ct
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1986

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Samira Kamal Syed
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Stephen Dale Sorgen, MD
(817) 263-2600
6500 Harris Pikewy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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Randall David Crim
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Patrick Donald Conway, MD
(608) 782-7300
7311 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Vetta B Higgs, MD
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1996

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Harold Paul Freeman
(817) 346-3748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Rebecca E Olvera
(817) 294-7578
6210 John Ryan Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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David Barrera, DO
(817) 263-2600
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
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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