Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Columbia MD

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.

Nelson G Kalil, MD
(301) 774-6136
18111 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD
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Community Hematology Oncology Practicioners
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Oncology

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Clement Knight, MD
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ghana, Med Sch, Accra, Ghana
Graduation Year: 1976

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Nicholas William Koutrelakos
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Medical Oncology

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Edward J Lee, MD
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1976

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Nicholas W Koutrelakos, MD
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Yuanjue Louann Zhang
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Hematology / Oncology

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Stephen C Schimpff, MD
(410) 997-1854
10129 Pasture Gate Ln
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Infectious Disease, Medical Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: University Of Maryland Med Sys, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: University Of MD Med Ctr

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(410) 328-2565
11229A Snowflake Ct
Columbia, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Inst Tec Y De Est Sup De Monterrey, Esc De Med "iasantos", Monterrey
Graduation Year: 1995

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Clement Bernard Knight
(410) 964-2212
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Hematology, Medical Oncology

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11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
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Medical 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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