Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gardnerville NV

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.

Jane Borkowski Golden, MD
(775) 882-1200
PO Box 1539
Minden, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Steven A Schiff
(775) 329-0873
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Diana P Garcia
(702) 722-7866
4230 Burnham Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology

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Noel M Rowan
(702) 952-1251
9280 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Kathleen R LeGarza
(775) 823-1990
6630 S Mccarran Blvd
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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William Roy Feltner, MD
(775) 328-1910
2360 Fireside Cir
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1955

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N J Prendergast, MD
(702) 459-7424
PO Box 15645
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 2120
Graduation Year: 1963

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Stacey Lynne Garry
(702) 731-8000
3186 S Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology

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Christine Ruemmler-Fisch
(702) 733-7866
4230 Burnham Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology

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Dr.Clark Jean
(702) 952-2140
7445 Peak Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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