Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Burlington 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.

Lawrence Edward McCahill
(802) 847-2261
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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George K Philips
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Marc Steven Greenblatt
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Giselle Saulnier-Sholler
(802) 847-8200
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Harold James Wallace III, MD
(802) 847-3506
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology

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Marie Elizabeth Wood
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Barbara Winslow Grant
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Cheung Wong, MD
(201) 678-1899
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Nielsen Krag
(802) 656-5830
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Hyman B Muss, MD
(802) 847-3827
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Hematology 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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