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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Magna UT

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.

Shaukat Ibrahim Shaikh
(800) 732-7176
4021 S 700 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Rene Brown Ledbetter
(800) 732-7176
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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William Eliott Nibley, MD
(801) 263-3416
5770 S 250 E Ste 135
Murray, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991

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Tina Marina Passalaris
(800) 732-7176
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Ronald Ernest Turk
(800) 732-7176
4021 S 700 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Patricia LeGant
(801) 263-3003
164 E 5900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Blair La Mar Bybee, MD
288 N 1460 W
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kathleen Ellen Briscoe
(800) 732-7176
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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William Siegel
(800) 453-3030
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Patricia Legant, MD
(801) 263-3003
164 E 5900 S Ste A106
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Primary Childrens Med Center, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Cottonwood Hosp Med Ctr, Murray, Ut; Pioneer Valley Hospital, West Valley, Ut

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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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