Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Coventry RI

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.

Adam Jan Olszewski
(401) 737-0788
300 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Daniel Francis Lukowicz
(401) 738-9000
470 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Hematology

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Humera Khurshid, MD
300 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Steven Carroll Lane, MD
(401) 732-2300
450 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1996

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Vishram Bhalchandra Rege, MD
(401) 943-4660
1220 Pontiac Ave Ste 101
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1960

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Marlene C McCarth, MS
(401) 822-7984
300 Quaker Ln Ste 7 PMB 195
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Joseph Przygoda
(401) 732-5900
215 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Philip G Maddock
(401) 732-2300
450 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Plakyil Joseph Joseph
(401) 943-4660
1220 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Dr.Ursula Reusch
(401) 444-3985
1220 Pontiac Ave # 101
Cranston, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
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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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