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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Conway SC

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.

Dr.Rebecca Cody
(843) 692-5000
817 Farrar Drive
Conway, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert Steven Bass
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Paul G Goetowski
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Stephen Francis Andrews
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Vijay Paudel
(843) 692-5000
8121 Rourk St
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Todd E Williams
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Todd Edward Williams, MD
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Myrtle Beach Radiation Ctr

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Robert Steven Bass, MD
(843) 449-9415
4708 Oleander Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc; Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Myrtle Beach Radiation Ctr

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Vijay Paudel, MD
(843) 692-5000
8121 Rourk St
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Associated Medical Specialists

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James Waynard Hayes, MD
(843) 449-2336
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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