Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Providence RI

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.

John Emory Mignano, MD
(617) 956-5625
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: New England Med Ctr, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: New England Health Care Foundation Inc

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Louis August Leone, MD
(401) 444-5391
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1947

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Anjulika Chawla, MD
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1995

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Brigid O'Connor
(401) 444-4521
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Cindy Schwartz
(401) 444-5241
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Medical Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Ariel E Birnbaum
(401) 444-5391
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Anjulika Chawl, MD
(401) 444-5171
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mary Anne Fenton, MD
(401) 444-5391
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Bachir Sakr
(401) 274-1100
1 Blackstone Pl
Providence, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edwin Noel Forman, MD
(401) 444-5171
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Women & Infants Hospital Of R, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Rhode Island Hospital

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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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