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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Helena MT

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.

Thomas Carl Weiner
(406) 444-2381
2475 Broadway
Helena, MT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Thomas Weiner, MD
(406) 444-2381
2475 E Broadway St Helena
Helena, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Peters Hospital, Helena, Mt
Group Practice: Cancer Treatment Ctr

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Steven Todd
Helena, MT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

John A Ward
(406) 752-8900
350 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Jack Hensold
(406) 585-5070
931 Highland Blvd Ste 3130
Bozeman, MT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Eugene Frank Hughes Jr, MD
(406) 723-2616
2475 E Broadway St
Helena, MT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Thomas Weiner
(406) 444-2381
2475 Broadway Street
Helena, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: St Peters Hospital, Helena, Mt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas Weiner
(406) 444-2381
2475 E Broadway St
Helena, MT
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
St Peter's Comm Hosp

Gordon D Stillie
(406) 752-1790
343 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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James M Burke
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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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