Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Centerville UT

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.

Regina Klein, MD
(801) 296-6665
520 Medical Dr Ste 340
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Do Est Da Guanabara, Fac De Cien Med, Rio De Janeiro, Rj
Graduation Year: 1983

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Blair La Mar Bybee, MD
288 N 1460 W
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Robert Dirk Noyes, MD
(801) 408-3555
324 10th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1973

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Richard Scott Lemons, MD
(801) 588-2680
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1980

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Paul J Shami
(801) 585-2044
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Dr.Mark K. Dodson
(801) 236-7803
370 East 9th Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: University of Utah Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ross Eric Morgan, MD
(801) 408-5757
324 10th Ave Ste 274
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Wasatch Hematology Assoc

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Finn Bo Petersen, MD
(801) 585-3229
BMT 4C416-SOM 30 North 1900 East,
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Swedish, Other
Education
Medical School: Kobenhavns Univ, Det Laegevidenskabelige Fak, Kobenhavn, Denmark
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Primary Childrens Med Center, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: University Of Ut Medical Ctr

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Carol S Bruggers
(801) 581-2121
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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David Kassler Gaffney, MD
50 N Medical Dr # AB25
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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