Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Las Cruces NM

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.

Constance Daphne Wash
(505) 556-8600
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Bishnu Jiban Rauth, MD
(505) 522-5944
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 209
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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John James Senyszyn, MD
(505) 556-8618
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1965

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Constance Daphine Wash, MD
(505) 556-8600
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kugathasan Nandhagopalan, MD
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 209
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tirunelveli Med Coll, Madurai Univ, Tirunelveli, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Maynard Fuller
(505) 556-8600
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy #150
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Richard Bush Ross
(505) 556-8600
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Charles David Collins
(575) 532-0880
2525 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Bishnu J Raut, MD
(505) 522-5944
4820 Scale Ct
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nyun Han, MD
(505) 556-5800
2450 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mountain View Reg Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: Valley Radiotherapy Associates

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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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