Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gladstone MO

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.

Mark H DeWolfe
(816) 454-1658
2000 Ne Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO
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Hematology / Oncology

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Kevin P Hubbard
(816) 454-1658
2000 Ne Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Jamie Petsch Rigden, MD
(816) 454-1685
2000 NE Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kevin P Hubbard, DO
(816) 454-1658
2000 NE Vivion Rd Fl 1
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul S Kim, MD
(816) 512-7000
8114 N Norton Ave
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hos, Hendersonvlle, Nc

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Venkatadri C Beeki, MD
(816) 454-1658
2000 NE Vivion Rd Fl 1
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1986

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Venkatadri C Beeki
(816) 454-1658
2000 Ne Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Frank Thomas Slovick, MD
(816) 454-1658
2000 NE Vivion Rd Fl 1
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977

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Frank T Slovick
(816) 454-1658
2000 Ne Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Patrick W Townsend
(816) 691-5216
2750 Clay Edwards Dr
Kansas City, MO
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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