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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Newark NJ

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.

Kee Y Shum MD
(212) 941-0660
254 Canal St
New York, NY
Specialties
Oncology

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Ron Bakal
(212) 679-6464
461 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
Business
Ron Bakal MD PC
Specialties
Urology, ONCOLOGY,KIDNEY STONES, INFERTILITY, INCONTINENCE, MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES FOR BPH,PROSTATE CANCER,HPV AND OTHER STD TREATMENT.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All insurances ie: CIGNA, GHI, OXFORD, MEDICARE, HIP, HEALTHFIRST, FIRSTHEALTH. ATLANTIS, WELLCARE, BLUE CROSS, HORIZON, MAGNACARE, 1199, AMERICHOICE, AETNA, ELDERPLAN, HEALTHNET, MULTIPLAN,
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency Training: MONTEFIORE/ALBERT EINSTEIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School: UMDNJ-NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL NEWARK, 1995
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Languages Spoken: English,Hebrew,Spanish,Russian

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Michael Schuster
(212) 746-2119
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Oncology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Norman Lester Rosen
(914) 965-2060
3333 Henry Hudson Way
Bronx, NY
Business
Norman Lester Rosen MD
Specialties
Oncology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Steven Edward Vogl
(718) 519-7774
2220 Tiemann Ave
Bronx, NY
Business
Steven Edward Vogl MD
Specialties
Oncology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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meena Ahluwalia
(718) 250-6960
121 dekalb Ave
brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Oncology, Hematology Medical Oncology
Doctor Information
Residency Training: Wyckoff Heights medical center

Additional Information
Member Organizations: ASCO ASH AMA
Awards: patient's choice award 2008,2009


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Herbert Gretz
(212) 427-9898
525 E 68Th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Oncology

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Richard G Stock MD
(212) 241-7502
1184 5th Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Oncology

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Farida P Chaudhri MD
(718) 358-3057
146-01 45th Ave
Flushing, NY
Specialties
Oncology

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Louis Juden Reed
(718) 863-8465
1180 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY
Business
Louis Juden Reed MD
Specialties
Oncology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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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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