Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Washington DC

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.

STE 400
(703) 280-5390
8503 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax Northern Virginia Hematology & Oncolo
Specialties
Oncology

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Louis W Sullivan, MD MACP
200 Independence Ave SW Ste 615-F
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
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Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1958

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John Joseph Mc Grath, MD
1616 18th St NW
Washington, DC
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sandra J Ginsberg, MD
(202) 296-2181
1145 19th St NW Ste 506
Washington, DC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1972

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Onyinye C Onyekwere, MD
(617) 355-6350
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1995

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(301) 774-6136
18111 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD
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Community Hematology Oncology Practicioners
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Oncology

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Gary L Guria, MR
(202) 639-8904
1455 F St NW
Washington, DC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Patricia A ONeal
(202) 865-6625
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
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Hematology / Oncology

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(202) 865-1941
2041 Georgia Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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(202) 865-6625
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
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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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