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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Cody WY

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.

Tom Anderso, MR
(307) 587-5622
1025 9th St Unit B
Cody, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Vipperman
1025 9th St Ste B
Cody, WY
Associated Hospitals
Hem-Onc Ctrs of the Northern Rockies

Dr.Jeffrey Carlton
(307) 633-7823
214 East 23rd Street
Cheyenne, WY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Maristela Batezini
(307) 634-9311
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Keith R Mills
(307) 235-5433
6501 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Data Provided by:
Tom Anderson
(307) 587-5622
1025 9th St
Cody, WY
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Philip Conrad McMahill, MD
(307) 687-6787
PO Box 3011
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1980

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Steven Richard Bonin, MD
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jakub Stefka
(303) 596-2280
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Hematology

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Jeffrey C Carlton
(307) 633-7823
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Radiation 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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