Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Pickens SC

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.

Cary Ernest Stroud, MD
(864) 455-8898
Easley, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr. Perry
650 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Pinjai R Ravichander, MD
(864) 244-6777
PO Box 26683
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1981

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Teresa Mary Kilgore
(864) 455-6372
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Steven D Trocha
(864) 455-7000
900 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Dwight Jordan Hotchkiss, MD
(864) 944-0286
5 Dinghy Ct
Salem, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1954

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Dr.Lewis Terry
(864) 679-3900
200 Andrews St # 100
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Dane Hunter
(864) 888-3717
131 Lila Doyle Dr
Seneca, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Catherine L Ferguson, MD
(864) 269-4508
45 Club Forest Ln
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1991

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William J Edenfield, MD
(864) 987-7000
3 Butternut Dr Ste B
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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