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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Jennifer Sutton
(775) 823-1990
6630 B S Mccarran
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Daphne Palmer
(775) 982-5638
1155 Mill St # L11
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Rupesh Parikh
(702) 952-3444
10001 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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

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Anita Avanti Reddy, MD
3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jennifer Lynn DeLapena
(702) 671-5150
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Sunil Sharm, MR
(702) 821-0052
10000 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lawrence Webster Allen, MD
(309) 779-4200
861 Coronado Center Dr
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1962

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Roger D Miercort
(775) 823-1990
6630 B S Mccarran
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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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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