Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer North Andover 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.

Silwan Chedid, MD
1 General St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Tex Md Anderson Cancer, Houston, Tx

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Yamil H Kouri, MD
(978) 685-7811
70 East St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma; Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma
Group Practice: Commonwealth Hematology-Onclgy

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Mai Tai Nguyen
(978) 686-9152
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Paul J Spieler
(978) 521-8590
62 Brown St
Haverhill, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Richard Vincent Miron, MD
(978) 256-7747
1230 Bridge St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1968

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Paul Jeffrey Spieler, MD
(978) 685-7811
70 East St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1971

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Pedro M Sanz Altamira, MD
(978) 946-8230
70 East St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sevilla, Fac De Med, Sevilla, Spain
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma; Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma
Group Practice: Commonwealth Hematology Oncology Pc

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Ralph P Orlando, MD
(978) 372-7751
288 Groveland St
Haverhill, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Murat A Anamur, MD
(978) 934-8425
2 Hospital Dr
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ronald Jay Kossow, MD
(978) 934-8494
1 Hospital Dr
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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