Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Eagle River AK

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.

Dennis Dean Beckworth, MD
(907) 562-0321
3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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Verneeda Spencer, MD
(907) 279-3155
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 23
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981

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Latha Subramanian, MD
(907) 569-2627
4105 Tudor Centre Dr Ste B2
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zambia, Sch Of Med, Lusaka, Zambia
Graduation Year: 1977

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Malcolm Bul, MR
(907) 562-0330
3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Malcolm Irving Bull, MD
(605) 884-0580
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1966

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Verneeda Spencer
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mary L Stewart
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Gregory Gerritt Marino
(907) 729-3971
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Max J Rabinowitz
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Laurie J Bleicher, MD
(907) 561-2533
4001 Laurel St
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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