Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Goffstown NH

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.

Charles Howard Catcher, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh; Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: New Hampshire Oncology-Hmtlgy

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Robert J Friedlander
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Michael S Buff
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Drive
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Gina M Divenuti
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Meredith J Sellec, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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DeNis Brin Hammond
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Robert J Friedlander Jr, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh; Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, Nh
Group Practice: New Hampshire Oncology

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Danny Michael Sims, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1985

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Meredith Jane Selleck, MD
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1997

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Peter H Crow
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Hematology / 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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