Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Wasilla AK

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.

Calvin Billman
Eagle River, AK
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Jeanne E Anderson, MD
(907) 562-0321
Providence Med Bldg 3260 Providence Dr Ste 526
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Katmai Oncology Group

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William Morris Palmer, MD
(907) 586-1895
3268 Hospital Dr Ste E
Juneau, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak

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Gregory Gerritt Marino
(907) 729-3971
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Jack Michae Carroll
(907) 452-4768
1640 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

Data Provided by:
Paul L Weiden
(907) 796-8631
3260 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Verneeda Spencer, MD
(907) 279-3155
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 23
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dennis Beckworth
(907) 562-0321
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Data Provided by:
Verneeda Spencer
(907) 279-3155
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Melvin Le Roy Reed, MD
(907) 456-3490
1411 Whistling Swan Dr
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Crittenton Hosp, Rochester Hls, Mi; Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Detroit Med Ctr Inst For Oncology & Allied Diseases

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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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