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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Butte MT

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.

Trent D Mihalick, MD
(406) 723-2621
3635 Hartford Ave
Butte, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.James Hueftle
(406) 723-2616
400 South Clark Street
Butte, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: St James Healthcare
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gulafsan Melliere
(406) 723-2525
35 S Main St
Butte, MT
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
University of Pennsylvania Hosp

Eugene Hughes
(406) 723-2616
Butte, MT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Gordon Donald Stillie, DO
(816) 691-1866
310 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Gilbert Hueftle, MD
(406) 723-2616
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1981

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Trent D Milhalick, MD
(406) 723-2621
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Hueftle
(406) 723-2616
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
St James Healthcare

Trent Mihalick
(406) 723-2621
Butte, MT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
St James Heathcare

Grant William Harrer, MD
(406) 455-2820
400 13th Ave S Ste 101
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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