Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Siloam Springs AR

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.

Mehmet Kocoglu
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Kevin Basil Collins, MD
(701) 857-7033
3401 Springhill Dr
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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Issam Makhoul, MD
(501) 686-8511
4301 W Markham Slot 508
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1980

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Nicholas Paul Lang, MD
(501) 257-5300
4300 W 7th St # 11-LR
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Medical College Physicians Group -Uams

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Hanna Saba, MD
(870) 364-4111
PO Box 400
Crossett, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joseph T Beck
(479) 587-1700
3232 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Narender R Gorukanti
(479) 452-2077
7301 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PHD
(501) 686-8511
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ali Shwaiki, MD
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1994

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Frank J Panettier, MR
(409) 631-1769
1002 S 19th St
Rogers, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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