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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Sparks NV

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.

Antonio Herlander Fontelonga
(775) 328-1747
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Gary Louis Abrass, MD
(775) 329-0222
85 Kirman Ave Ste 401
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Antonio Fontelonga
(775) 328-1747
1000 Locust Street #111
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ De Porto, Fac De Med, Porto
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Renown
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Daphne Palmer
(775) 982-5638
1155 Mill St # L11
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Forrest Craig Conrath
(775) 329-0222
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Dr.Daphne Palmer
(775) 982-5638
1155 Mill St # Msl11
Reno, NV
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gary Louis Abrass
(775) 329-0222
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Michael Francois Kos, MD
(775) 982-4540
77 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Saskatchewan, Coll Of Med, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv

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F Roy MacKintosh, MD, PHD
(775) 784-7500
1500 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Antonio H Fontelonga, MD
1500 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Porto, Fac De Med, Porto, Portugal
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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