Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Carson City NV

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.

William Joseph Thomas, MD
(253) 383-5777
1000 N Division St
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jorge H Perez Cardona, MD
(775) 883-3336
1000 N Div Ste 104
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1976

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John Paul Kelly, MD
(775) 883-5955
2874 N Carson St Ste 210
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979

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James William Forsythe, MD
521 Hammill Ln
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1964

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Sandra Shirley
(775) 883-5505
1535 Medical Pkwy Ste A
Carson City, NV
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Carson Tahoe Radiation Ocolgy

John P Kelly
(775) 883-5955
1535 Medical Pkwy
Carson City, NV
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Dr.Jorge Perez
(775) 883-3336
1000 N Division St # 104
Carson City, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jane Borkowski Golden, MD
(775) 882-1200
PO Box 1539
Minden, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Forsythe
(775) 827-0707
521 Hammill Ln
Reno, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Ronald Michael Kline, MD
(702) 732-0971
Ste 202 3059 S Maryland Pikewy
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv

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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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