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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Durant OK

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.

Ruth Key Mc Donald, MD
(318) 681-4139
1014 Memorial Dr Ste 314
Denison, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975

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Imran Siddiqi, MD
(409) 772-1164
1331 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ruth McDonald
(318) 681-4139
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Mary Hebert
(972) 392-8700
1331 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Texas Oncology Pa; Texas Oncology Pa At Texoma Cancer Ctr

William Hittson
(903) 416-4220
1000 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Munson Cancer Ctr

Imran Siddiqi
(903) 463-8881
1331 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Rudolf Good
(972) 392-8700
1600 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Medical Center-Southeastern OK

Larry Barker
(972) 392-8700
2800 Hwy 75 N
Denison, TX
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Texas Cancer Ctr Sherman

Linda Castillo
Denison, TX
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Texoma Medical Center

Diane Marie Heaton, MD
(918) 744-2071
1923 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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