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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Juneau AK

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.

William Morris Palmer, MD
(907) 586-1895
3268 Hospital Dr Ste E
Juneau, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak

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Dr.Essam Shihadeh
(907) 458-5380
1640 Cowles St # 2
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Arabian Gulf Univ, Coll Of Med And Med Sci, Manama
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mary L Stewart
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Laurie J Bleicher, MD
(907) 561-2533
4001 Laurel St
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1971

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Richard T Chung, MD
(907) 276-2400
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
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: 1990

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Paul L Weiden
(907) 796-8631
3260 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Verneeda Spencer, MD
(907) 279-3155
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 23
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Leonard Blevins, MD
(505) 776-8669
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1971

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Max J Rabinowitz
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Jeanne E Anderson, MD
(907) 562-0321
Providence Med Bldg 3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Katmai Oncology Group

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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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