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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Humble TX

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.

Samer Said Suki, MD
(281) 359-0111
22999 Highway 59 N Ste 230
Humble, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kathryn M Lewis, MD
(281) 540-7970
18960 N Memorial Dr
Humble, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx; Northeast Med Ctr Hosp, Humble, Tx; Kingwood Med Ctr, Kingwood, Tx
Group Practice: Northeast Regional Cancer Ctr

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Joseph Switz Bailes, MD
(214) 692-3800
16825 Northchase Dr Ste 1300
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1981

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Atul Dhir, MD, PHD
(832) 601-6105
16825 Northchase Dr Ste 1300
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Robinson Boyd, MD
810 Peakwood Dr
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1970

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Giuseppe Fraschini, MD
(281) 548-3737
9816 Memorial Blvd Ste 120
Humble, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Pavia, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Pavia, Italy
Graduation Year: 1970

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Lloyd Kermit Everson, MD
(832) 601-6102
16825 Northchase Dr Ste 1300
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1969

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Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
(281) 364-1707
PO Box 8399
The Woodlands, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Kingwood Med Ctr, Kingwood, Tx; Tops Surgical Specialty Hospit, Houston, Tx

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Lloyd Kermit Everson Jr, MD
(832) 601-6102
16825 Northchase Dr Ste 1300
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1969

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Asit Jaykant Choksi, MD
(281) 397-6555
800 Peakwood Dr Ste 6F
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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