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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Minot ND

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.

Mahmoud Afifi, MD
400 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Paul H Freiberg, MD
(701) 852-0719
307 5th Ave SE Ste 303
Minot, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1967

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Prasad Yalavarthi, MD
(701) 857-3535
831 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Patanit Watanaboonyakhet
(701) 857-3535
831 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Specialty
Hematology

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Pat Watanaboonyakhe
(701) 857-3535
831 S Broadway Ste 113
Minot, ND
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Trinity Health

Kevin B Collins
(701) 857-3535
831 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Data Provided by:
Paul H Freiberg, MD
(701) 852-0719
307 5th Ave SE Ste 303
Minot, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Paul H Freiberg
(701) 852-0719
307 5th Ave Se
Minot, ND
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Patanit Watanaboonyakhet, DO
(765) 983-3246
1 Burdick Expy W
Minot, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Ralph Levitt, MD
(701) 234-6161
820 4th St N,
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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