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.

John Philip Whitecar Jr, MD
(662) 240-0650
PO Box 8489
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp -Golden Tria, Columbus, Ms
Group Practice: Baptist Cancer Institute

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Hubert Earl Spears Jr, MD
(662) 234-1530
2169 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Tri Lakes Med Ctr, Batesville, Ms; Baptist Mem Hosp -North Missi, Oxford, Ms
Group Practice: Surgery Consultants Of Oxford

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Christopher C Croot, MD
(662) 844-9166
990 S Madison St Ste 2
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1995

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Maroun E Hayek, MD
(662) 334-6394
1514 E Union St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Tammy H Young
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Bruce Woodall Lambuth, MD
(601) 352-2273
501 Marshall St Ste 208
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Medical Clinic

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Maroun El Hayek, MD
(662) 334-6394
1514 E Union St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Delta Med Ctr, Greenville, Ms
Group Practice: Greenville Cancer Ctr

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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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Phillip Blaine Ley, MD
(601) 948-1411
1421 N State St Ste 304
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Rankin Med Ctr, Brandon, Ms
Group Practice: Surgical Clinic Assoc

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Lisa K Bond
(601) 288-8282
301 S 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
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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