Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Honolulu HI

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.

Charles H Yamashiro, MD
(808) 547-4771
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1972

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C Galen Choy
(808) 522-4000
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Jonathan Karl Cho, MD
(808) 524-6115
1329 Lusitana St Ste 307
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gordon Masato Nakano, MD
(808) 524-6115
1329 Lusitana St Ste 307
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Melvin Palalay
(808) 524-3131
1329 Lusitana St # 307
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Francis T Od, MD
(808) 536-4431
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kamal Nasir Ummed, MD
1585 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Keith Yoshio Terada, MD
(808) 526-2477
1329 Lusitana St Ste 803
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1981

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Scott D M Moon, MD
(808) 547-4771
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1991

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William S Loui, MD
(808) 524-6115
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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