Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Rock Springs WY

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.

Philip McMahill
(307) 688-1415
501 S Burma Ave
Gillette, WY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Margaret Marie Barnes, MD
(307) 685-7800
PO Box 3011
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Campbell County Mem Hosp, Gillette, Wy

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Tom Anderso, MR
(307) 587-5622
1025 9th St Unit B
Cody, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Philip Conrad Mc Mahill, MD
(307) 687-6787
PO Box 3011
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1980

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Clinton F Merrill Jr, MD
(307) 742-7586
255 N 30th St
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jeffrey C Carlton
(307) 633-7823
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Keith R Mills, MD
(307) 577-7910
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973

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Keith R Mills
(307) 235-5433
6501 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Tom Anderson
(307) 587-5622
1025 9th St
Cody, WY
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mohamed El-sayed El-Tarabily
(307) 634-9311
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
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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