Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Shawnee KS

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.

Maureen Sheehan, MD
(816) 531-2740
12902 W 76th Ter
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Luke Hosp, Marion, Ks; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Kansas City Oncology & Hmtlgy

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Vickie L Massey, MD
(913) 234-0498
12200 W 100th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Kansas City Cancer Centers Southwest; Olathe Medical Services/Oncolo Gy Hematology Associates

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Raj Sadasivan
(913) 236-6986
4215 Shawnee Dr
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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James A Barker, MD
(210) 292-5684
8901 W 74th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1987

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N Johnson Giannopoulos, MD
(913) 299-8846
8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 326
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks; Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Kansas City Cancer Ctr

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Joseph Patrick Mc Guirk, DO
(913) 541-4600
7949 Bond St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1990

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Raj Sadasivan, MD, PHD
(913) 236-6986
4215 Shawnee Dr
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Allan Maxwell, MD
(913) 362-1660
8901 W 74th St Ste 10
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa; Holy Redeemer Hosp & Med Ctr, Meadowbrook, Pa
Group Practice: Abington Hematology Oncology Assoc Inc

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Muhammad Zulfiqar, MD
Mission, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nadine K Johnson-Giannopoulous
(913) 299-8846
8919 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
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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