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.

Dr.Tony Flippin
(479) 452-2077
7301 Rogers Ave # 3
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joseph Matthew Beck, MD
(501) 666-7007
500 S University Ave Ste 512
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar

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John William Allgood
(870) 972-4510
225 E Jackson Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Feraydoon Bahrassa, MD
(318) 632-4639
4120 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970

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Shahid Hameed
(870) 535-2800
7200 S Hazel St
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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John William Allgood, MD
(870) 972-4510
225 E Jackson Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar; White River Med Ctr, Batesville, Ar

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A Curtis Hass, MD
(319) 398-6180
133 W Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1960

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Marwan Yared
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Hematology

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Malcolm L Hayward, MD
(479) 587-1700
3232 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar; Northwest Health -Bates Med C, Bentonville, Ar; St Mary Rogers Mem Hosp, Rogers, Ar; Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Highlands Oncology Group

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Ronald James Blachly, MD
(870) 934-5332
311 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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