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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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Tracey F Weisberg
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Anne Roby Rossi, MD
100 Campus Dr Ste 107
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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DeVon L Evans
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Frederick R Aronson, MD
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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

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Frederick R Aronson
(207) 885-8550
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Tracey Farrell Weisberg, MD
(207) 885-7600
100 US Route 1 Unit 108
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Jacquelyn Hedlund
(207) 885-7600
100 U.S. 1
Scarborough, ME
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Maine Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Daniel M Hayes
(207) 885-7600
100 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical 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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