Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Grand Forks ND

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.

William Richard Noyes, MD
(701) 780-5860
1451 44th Ave S Unit EAST
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1989

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Todor N Dentchev
(701) 780-6000
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Kevin G Panico
(701) 780-6000
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Todor N Dentchev, MD
(701) 780-6363
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sofia Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Sofia, Bulgaria
Graduation Year: 1984

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Daniel Walsh
1000 S Columbia Rd
GRAND FORKS, ND
Associated Hospitals
Altru Health Syst Cancer Ctr

Daniel J Walsh
(701) 780-6000
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Marshall Winchester
(701) 780-6000
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Robert Peter Sticca, MD
(701) 777-3067
501 N Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Upstate Surgical Oncology

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Daniel John Walsh, MD
(701) 780-6390
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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Todor Dentchev
(614) 383-6000
960 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Associated Hospitals
Altru Health Syst

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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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