Our physicians and staff are dedicated to screening of high risk patients for breast & ovarian cancer. We take extensive family and personal history to determine who might be high risk and a candidate for gene testing. This gene testing is for BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations which can put patients at elevated risks for future breast or ovarian cancer as well as at greatly increased risk for recurrence of these cancers.
Patients can be tested with a blood draw sent to a special lab for these gene mutations. Depending on results we can more accurately plan screening regimen, such as earlier mammograms, ultrasound, breast MRI, or even discuss treatment options and risk reduction with tamoxifen, birth control pills, oophorectomy and even prophylactic mastectomy based on risk percentages and patient desires.
This consult, education and testing can be done through our office.