Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Urbandale IA

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.

Nilesh Arvindbhai Patel, MD
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Michael Martens, MD
411 Mercy Theraputic Radiology
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Robert Shreck
(515) 282-2921
411 Laurel St # A300
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Deborah Ann Turner, MD
(515) 247-3266
411 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dev Puri
(515) 643-8780
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Maura Lynne Campbell, MD
(615) 907-5530
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1988

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Janet Allen Graeve, MD
(515) 643-8611
330 Laurel St Ste 2100
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Blank Childrens Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Mercy Central Pediatric Clinic

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Magdy M Elsawy, MD
(515) 288-7400
1075 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Hematology Oncology & Ctr

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Karl E Digman
(515) 643-2667
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology, Interventional Radiology

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Loren D Brown
(515) 247-3970
411 Laurel
Des Moines, IA
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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