Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Vicksburg MS

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.

David G Morris
(662) 844-9166
961 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mary G Smith, MD
(601) 984-5220
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stacie L Adams Mc Cord, MD
Flowood, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1998

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Hubert Earl Spears
(662) 234-1530
2169 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
Specialty
General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology), Surgical Oncology

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Gerry A Houston
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Elbert Alan Duncan, MD
(662) 841-4077
701 Alcorn Dr
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Purushottam V Pande
(228) 864-3000
1110 Broad Ave
Gulfport, MS
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Betty L Herrington
(601) 984-5226
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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David Sydney Nix, MD
(601) 482-1555
1704 23rd Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Rush Medical Group

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Ralph Brooks Vance, MD
(601) 984-5590
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: University Clinic Associates

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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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