Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Melrose MA

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.

Therese M Mulvey, MD
(617) 479-3550
10 Willard St
Quincy, MA
Business
Commonwealth Physicians Services Inc
Specialties
Oncology

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Roberto Mattii, MD
(781) 397-6020
100 Hospital Rd
Malden, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Firenze, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Firenze, Italy
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.Alan Edelstein
(781) 756-2301
88 Montvale Ave # 2
Stoneham, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Gauri V Bhide, MD
(978) 937-6258
93 Wolcott St
Medford, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Roberto Mattii
(617) 381-7115
103 Garland St
Everett, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Joseph L Pennacchio
(781) 662-6404
50 Tremont St
Melrose, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Alan D Edelstein
(781) 279-4064
88 Montvale Ave
Stoneham, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mindy Sue Bohrer, MD
(781) 306-6270
170 Governors Ave
Medford, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Najmosama Nikrui
(857) 364-5932
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Marilyn Novich, MD
(781) 396-9250
170 Governors Ave
Medford, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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