Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Sun City West AZ

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.

Robert Bernard Pasterz
(623) 584-0597
14300 W Granite Valley Dr Ste E22
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Marianne Mildenberger
(623) 972-2902
13184 N 103rd Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Patrick R Miller
(623) 972-2902
13184 N 103rd Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Lucia L Clover
(623) 972-2902
13184 N 103rd Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Jean C Schulman
(623) 876-3880
13640 N Plaza Del Rio Blvd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Hematology

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Rami Sarid, MD
(623) 933-1337
13000 N 103rd Ave Ste 97
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1993

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Parmjeet Kumar Banghar, MD
(313) 916-3700
10503 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Lawrence A Chua, MD
(623) 215-2860
8539 W Mary Ann Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ of Santo Tomas, Fac of Med and Surg
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert Bernard Pasterz, MD
10503 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1976

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Tejinder P Kaur
(623) 876-3880
13640 N Plaza Del Rio Blvd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
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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