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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Timothy Marshall Browder, MD
(617) 355-6000
2040 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1982

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Hamidreza Sanatinia
(702) 952-1251
9280 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Michael Francois Kos, MD
(775) 982-4540
77 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Saskatchewan, Coll Of Med, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv

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Russell Patrick Gollard
(702) 822-2000
58 N Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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David Patrick Marmaduke, MD
(702) 732-3441
3059 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Hematology-Pathology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Emelina Bartolome Quisumbing
(702) 822-2000
6190 S. Ft. Apache
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dhan Dev Kaushal
(702) 822-2000
58 N Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John Paul Kelly, MD
(775) 883-5955
2874 N Carson St Ste 210
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979

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Anas Aljanadi, MD
(313) 574-2257
1700 Vegas Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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