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.

James Nicholas Butera, MD
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1994

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

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Stephanie R MacAusland
(401) 444-8311
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Rachel Allison Altura
(401) 444-5241
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Hematology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Sandra Meech
(401) 444-6484
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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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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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Anjulika Chawla
(401) 444-5241
Radiosurgery Center Of Rhode Island, 593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dariusz Stachurski
(401) 444-5011
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Hematology

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Dr.Howard Safran
(401) 793-2920
Radiosurgery Center Of Rhode Island, 593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Rhode Island
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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

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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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