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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Nashua NH

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.

Dr.Mary Voltz
(603) 880-3408
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.John Jerome Posner
(603) 880-3408
166 Kinsley Street #302
Nashua, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: St. Josephs
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Douglas Tisdale
(603) 880-3408
172 Kinsley St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Murat Anamur
(978) 937-6650
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Kimberly A Brennan
(978) 937-6258
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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John Jerome Posner, MD
(603) 880-3408
166 Kinsley St Ste 202
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Dennis O'Shea, MD
(603) 886-7900
10 Prospect St Ste 202
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1989

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Blair Ardman
(978) 937-6650
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Ronald Peter Mc Caffrey, MD
(978) 937-6421
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1964

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Astrid Olga Peterson, MD
(978) 683-9209
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Ma
Group Practice: New England Radiation Therapy

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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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