Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Hockessin DE

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.

Mark Steinberg, MD
(302) 886-4083
1800 Concord Pk S5217
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lee Philip Schacter, MD
(302) 427-2720
1003 Oriente Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lois Weyman Dow, MD
(302) 888-2515
3917 Heather Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Arnold Mittelman, MD
(302) 575-1712
119 Congressional Dr Apt A
Greenville, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Martin F Konwinski
(302) 633-5302
1601 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Michael Edward Trigg, MD
(302) 651-5565
13 Pheasants Rdg N
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De; Thomas Jefferson University Ho, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Alfred I Dupont Institute

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Lois W Dow, MD
(302) 368-2900
3917 Heather Dr
Greenville, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert Westscott Frelick, MD
(302) 655-3460
1018 Overbrook Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1944
Hospital
Hospital: South Jersey Hospital -Millvi, Millville, Nj

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Lee Philip Schacte, MD
(302) 427-2720
1003 Oriente Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Husein Q Campwal, MD
(302) 633-5525
1601 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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