Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Windham ME

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.

Virginia Moodey Hamilton, MD
(207) 885-7565
17 Lower Falls Rd
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1991

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Cornelius John McGinn, MD
(207) 871-2276
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1989

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Laurie Ann Small, MD
(207) 761-0125
887 Congress St Ste 100
Portland, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Louis G Bove, MD
(207) 207-7740
32 Penrith Rd
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1952

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Marjorie Ann Boyd
(207) 774-5662
19 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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Owen B Pickus
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Stuart Gary Gilbert, MD
(207) 885-7750
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Spectrum Medical Group; Spectrum Medical Group At Maine Med Ctr Scarborough

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Ian J Bristol
(207) 662-2276
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Sarah Allen Thurman, MD
(207) 871-2276
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1996

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Anna Halina Niegowska
(207) 879-3030
144 State St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical 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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