Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Marshalltown IA

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.

Moacyr R Oliveira, MD
(319) 369-7091
855 A Ave NE Fl 4
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Vishala T Neppalli
(319) 356-3981
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Hematology

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Nelson Shu-sang Yee
(319) 356-3170
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Brian Keewon Chang, MD
(319) 353-6735
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 2002

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Roscoe Foster Morton, MD
(515) 282-2921
1221 Pleasant St Ste 100
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Broadlawns Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Metropolitan Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Medical Oncology & Hematology

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Om Narayan Pandey, MD
1700 W Townline St
Creston, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Saramma Alexander, MD
(515) 241-4143
1221 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Vellore, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Medical Oncology & Hematology

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M Sue O'Dorisio, MD, PHD
(319) 356-7873
200 Hawkins Dr-2520 JCP
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Abby Ross Thrower, MD
(319) 363-8303
525 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tejvir Singh
(712) 322-4136
1 Edmundson Pl
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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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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