Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Fishers IN

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.

Pablo M Bedano
(317) 621-4300
7229 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Nate Thepjatri
(317) 621-7780
8040 Clearvista Parkway
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Shivaji R Gunale
(317) 621-4300
7229 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Timothy A Goedde
(317) 621-7780
8040 Clearvista Pkwy
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Timothy Andrew Goedde, MD
(317) 621-7780
8040 Clearvista Pkwy Ste 290
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp And Health Car, Indianapolis, In; Community Hosp North, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Midwest Breast Ctr

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Jeffrey David Wagner, MD
(317) 621-7400
8040 Clearvista Pkwy Ste 570
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Comm Hosp-Indiana, Indianapolis, In; Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: University Plastic Surgery Associates

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Hemalatha Hemachandra, MD
(301) 933-6440
9315 Seascape Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jianan Graybill
(317) 621-5656
7229 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Radhika V Walling
(317) 621-4300
7229 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Shivaji R Gunal, MD
(317) 621-4300
7229 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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