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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Saco ME

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.

Preston H Dalglish Jr, MD
(207) 282-0448
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1975

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John Robert Sullivan, MD
(401) 823-1638
49 Spring St
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Esc De Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1986

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Susan Miesfeldt
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Daniel M Hayes
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Helen F Ryan
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Preston H Dalglish
(207) 282-1148
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Thomas Jeffrey Ervin, MD
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr Ste 108
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1974

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Craig A Hurwitz, MD
(207) 885-7565
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982

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Susan Ashley Speckhart, MD
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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DeVon L Evans
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
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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