Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Council Bluffs IA

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.

John Lindsay Marshall, MD
(703) 243-3777
201 Ridge St
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Albert Okerbloom, MD
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 100
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Tejvir Singh, MD
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 100
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guru Govind Singh Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Faridkot, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michelle A Haessler
(712) 396-4429
933 E Pierce St
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Robert Lawrence Tobin, MD
(307) 577-7920
900 Woodbury Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wy
Group Practice: Wyoming Medical Ctr

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Elisa Tso, MD
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Wayne Warner Jr, MD
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl Ste 100
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Jennie Edmundson Mem Hosp, Council Blfs, Ia; Alegent Health Sw Iowa Med Ctr, Council Blfs, Ia
Group Practice: Heartland Oncology & Hmtlgy

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Dr.Michelle Haessler
(712) 396-4429
933 East Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tejvir Singh
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Mark Steven Goodman, MD
1319 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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