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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Paul Mc Keegan Kent, MD
(702) 737-0017
3920 S Eastern Ave Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1994

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Diana P Garcia
(702) 722-7866
4230 Burnham Avenue
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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Nutan Krishnakant Parikh
(702) 471-7779
2904 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Paul Kenneth Treadwell, MD
(714) 771-8370
1176 Vegas Valley Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jonathan Bernstein
(702) 732-1493
1090 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Arthur Chin Louie, MD
(650) 207-8825
2256 Smokey Sky Dr
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Roger Dean Miercort, MD
(775) 823-1990
6630 S McCarran Blvd Ste 18B
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1964

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Danny Lee Curtis, MD
(702) 233-2200
655 Town Ctr Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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