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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.

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

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Malcolm Bul, MR
(907) 562-0330
3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Dale Isaac Webb, MD
(907) 562-0321
3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Kat Mai Onclogy

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Alexander D Colevas, MD
(617) 632-2205
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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L Rodney Cook Jr, MD
(907) 261-3186
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak; Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Group Practice: Providence Cancer Therapy Ctr

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Francis Marian Domurat, MD
(907) 646-4600
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 304
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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Essam Darwish Shihadeh, MD
(907) 458-5380
1640 Cowles St Ste 2
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arabian Gulf Univ, Coll Of Med And Med Sci, Manama, Bahrain
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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