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.

Farida B Rajpu, MD
(563) 441-1998
1351 Kimberly Rd Ste 200
Bettendorf, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jorge Andres Di Paola, MD
(319) 356-0469
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert R Shreck
(515) 282-2921
1221 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Steven Robert Snyde, MR
(641) 422-6320
1000 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Angela Elizabeth Sandre
(515) 282-2921
1221 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mohammad Tawfik A Masri, MD
(319) 272-2070
200 E Ridgeway Ave Ste 400
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joel Rahman Simmons, MD
(319) 356-0581
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 2002

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Yat Hong Lau
(712) 252-9390
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Anjali Gupta
(319) 356-7598
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Richard L DeMing
(515) 643-5168
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Radiation 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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