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.

Andrew H Kellum
(662) 844-9166
961 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Purushottam V Pande, MD
1110 Broad Ave Ste 500
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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George Virgil Smith, MD
1117 Sunset Dr
Grenada, MS
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Grenada Lake Med Ctr, Grenada, Ms

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David Alan Wahl, MD
(601) 968-1416
PO Box 4997
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology-Mississippi

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Meera Sachdev, MS
(662) 459-7133
1401 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Van Lemuel Lackey, MD
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Oncology Assoc

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Anthony L Schmidt
(601) 968-3070
1225 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Hematology

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Paschal P Wilson Jr, MD
(662) 236-7738
504 Azalea Dr Ste A
Oxford, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1996

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Guangzhi Qu, MD
(601) 974-5600
1227 N State St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China
Graduation Year: 1992

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Todd Anthony Moore, MD
(228) 864-3000
PO Box 1210
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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