Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Farmington NM

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.

R Graham Smith, MD
(505) 327-7700
2300 E 30th St Bldg 13 Ste 104
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co; San Juan Reg Med Ctr, Farmington, Nm
Group Practice: San Juan Surgical Associates

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Michael Lester Haas, MD
(610) 988-8067
622 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Reading Hosp & Med Ctr, West Reading, Pa

Data Provided by:
Samuel George Murphy, MD
(361) 993-3456
800 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Robert Laporte
(505) 599-6259
800 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
San Juan Regional Cancer Ctr

James Neidhart
(410) 955-8893
800 West Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
San Juan Onc Assocs

Hosne Ara Begum, MD
(718) 240-5000
800 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mymensingh Med Coll, Mymensingh, Bangladesh (704-12 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
Hosne A Begu, MD
(505) 326-5178
1700 Cliffside Dr Apt 105
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
James Alan Neidhart, MD
(505) 324-6851
2413 N Hidden Glenn St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Navaho
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co; San Juan Reg Med Ctr, Farmington, Nm
Group Practice: San Juan Surgical Associates

Data Provided by:
R Smith
(505) 324-6851
800 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
San Juan Surgical Associates

Paul Robardson Duncan, MD
(505) 938-5858
1001 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Clinical Genetics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Albuquerque Reg Med Ctr, Albuquerque, Nm; Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: Hematology Oncology Assoc St Josephs Square

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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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