Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Rapid City SD

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.

Paul Steven Johnson, MD
(605) 341-3886
13899 Morgan Ct
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974

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Daniel Grant Petereit
(605) 719-8559
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Daniel Martin Tackett
(605) 719-8559
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Larry P Ebbert
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Hematology

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Richard M Tenglin
(605) 719-2300
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Larry Paul Ebbert, MD
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd

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Helen L Frederickson, MD
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mark T Schroeder
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Hematology

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Eric Stener Eastmo
(605) 719-8559
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Mark Thomas Schroeder, MD
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd
Group Practice: Cancer Care Institute

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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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