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

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

William Mc Nulty Jr, MD
(919) 763-5182
1515 Doctors Cir
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc; Cape Fear Mem Hosp, Wilmington, Nc; Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Hanover Medical Specialists

Data Provided by:
Yi-Kong Keung, MD
(336) 716-5847
Dept Of Internal Medicine
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Maria Quintos Baggstrom, MD
(919) 966-4431
3009 Old Clinic Bldg C87305,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1996

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

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Mihaela C Cristea, MD
(252) 559-2200
701 Doctors Dr Ste N
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Iasi, Romania
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Timothy John Vanderkwaak, MD
(828) 670-8403
PO Box 16948
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided by:
Roger F Anderson Jr, MD
(919) 784-3018
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Triangle Radiation Oncology Services Inc

Data Provided by:
Kenneth Dale Zeitler, MD
919-781-7070 x110
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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