Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Millsboro DE

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.

Srihari Peri, MD
(302) 645-3770
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N M C Med Coll, Karnataka Univ, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Donald Clarke Tilton, DO
(302) 645-3775
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Christiana Hosp, Newark, De
Group Practice: Radiation Oncologists

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Sally Jane York, MD
15 N Williams St
Selbyville, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1996

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Pramod Vadlamani
(302) 645-3770
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Beebe Medical Ctr

Brian Costleigh
(302) 645-3775
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Tunnell Cancer Center

Brian Costleigh, MD
(302) 645-3775
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1991

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Pramod A Vadlamani, MD
(302) 645-3770
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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James E Spellman
(302) 644-0964
18947 John J Williams Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Srihari Peri
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Associated Hospitals
Beebe Medcl Ctr

Andrejs Strauss
(302) 645-3775
Lewes, DE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Po Box 497

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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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