Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Henderson NC

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.

Amulya Madhavi Reddy, MD
Henderson, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kausik Sen
(252) 436-1148
566 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Maria Parham Hospital

John Francis Mahoney, MD
(704) 446-9046
1100 S Tryon St Ste 400
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1984

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Scott Knowles Pruitt
(919) 684-3942
508 Fulton St
Durham, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Matthew Rees
(828) 286-9036
181 Daniel Rd
Forest City, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Robert L McLaurin
(919) 497-0113
113 Jolly St
Louisburg, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Tom Stinchcomb, MR
(919) 955-4431
3009 Old Clinic Bldg CB 7305,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel Ricardo Carrizosa
(704) 446-9046
1100 S Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Daniel Lind Crocker, MD
(252) 451-2700
PO Box 7847
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, Nc; Heritage Hospital, Tarboro, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern North Carolina Medical

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John F Mahoney
(704) 446-9046
1100 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical 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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