Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer North Las Vegas NV

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.

Tushar R Shah, MD
4333 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Raymond Mark Turner, MD
(702) 438-4694
517 Rose St
Las Vegas, NV
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Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1987
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Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv

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Beau James W To, MR
624 S Tonopah Dr
Las Vegas, NV
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Beaujames Walker Toy
(702) 735-0006
624 S Tonopah Dr
Las Vegas, NV
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Radiation Oncology

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Anas Aljanadi, MD
(313) 574-2257
1700 Vegas Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Allan Ellerton
(702) 384-0808
2020 W. Palomino Lane
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.Russell Gollard
(702) 822-2000
701 Shadow Lane #300
Las Vegas, NV
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Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
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Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.John Ellerton
(702) 384-0808
2020 Palomino Ln # 110
Las Vegas, NV
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M
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Oncologist
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Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John A Ellerton, MD
(702) 384-0808
2020 Palomino Ln Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Cancer Consultants

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Timothy Marshall Browder, MD
(617) 355-6000
2040 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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