Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Essex Junction VT

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.

Gerhild F Bjornson, MD
(802) 878-7878
1 Market Pl Unit 1
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mildred Ann Reardon, MD
(802) 656-7926
2320 Oak Hill Rd
Williston, VT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt

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George K Philips
(802) 847-8400
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Johannes C Nunnink, MD
(802) 655-3400
792 College Pkwy Ste 207
Colchester, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Vermont Center For Cancer Med

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Joseph D Dickerman
(802) 847-8200
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Carleton R Haines, MD
(802) 878-3115
88 Mountain View Rd
Williston, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.George Phillips
(802) 847-0000
111 Colchester Ave # B113
Burlington, VT
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Fletcherallen Health Care
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mary Cushman, MD
(802) 656-8959
208 S Park Dr Ste 2
Colchester, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1989

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Harold James Wallace
(802) 847-3506
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dennis Allen Sanders, MD
(802) 655-3400
792 College Pkwy Ste 207
Colchester, VT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
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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