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

Arthur William Blackstock
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Mark Jeffrey Mogul, MD
(704) 384-1900
1712 E 4th St
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael S Heller
(828) 454-0181
600 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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

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Keith Michael Sullivan, MD
(919) 668-1011
Dumc Box 3961,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1971

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Frank Michael Torti, MD
(336) 716-7971
Medical Ctr Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kenneth R Kunz, MD
26 Westcare Dr Ste 302
Sylva, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
John H Stewart
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Surgical 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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