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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Fargo ND

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.

John Jeffrey Keating, MD
(701) 234-5990
1702 S Univ Dr
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kaushik Sen, MD
(701) 271-8585
1702 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Calcutta Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal
Graduation Year: 1988

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Doris Denice Taylor, MD
(701) 293-9191
1702 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ngozi O Nwakamma Okoro, MD
(800) 437-4054
1702 S Univ Dr
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Maiduguri, Coll Med Sci, Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Glenn Jesus Shamdas, MD
(701) 232-3241
2101 Elm St N
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Denise Suzanne Snow, MD
2400 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Michael Tate, MD
(701) 271-0267
720 4th St N
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mark C Cooper
(701) 364-3300
1702 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Howard Linward Russell, MD
(701) 234-6161
820 4th St N,
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Preston Douglas Steen, MD
(701) 234-6161
820 4th St N
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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