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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Dover DE

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.

Roberto F Martinez, MD
(302) 674-4401
54 Shinnecock Rd
Dover, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1981

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Lamberto Magno Arellano, MD
(302) 734-3537
811 Monroe Ter
Dover, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Health Med Ctr -Kent, Dover, De

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Lamberto Magno Arellano
(302) 734-3537
811 Monroe Ter
Dover, DE
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John E LaHaniatis
(302) 674-4401
793 S Queen St
Dover, DE
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Donald Clarke Tilton
(302) 674-4401
793 S Queen St
Dover, DE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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John E Lahaniatis, MD
(302) 674-4401
793 S Queen St
Dover, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Health Med Ctr -Kent, Dover, De
Group Practice: Cancer Center At Bay Health

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Lamberto M Arellan, MR
(302) 734-3537
811 Monroe Ter
Dover, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jae Ho Kim, MD
(302) 736-1320
740 S New St
Dover, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Kyongpook Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Taegu, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1959

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John Turner Fazekas
(302) 674-0400
793 S Queen St
Dover, DE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Vandana Batra, MD
(313) 575-9242
605 N Dupont Blvd
Milford, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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