Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer
Every woman carries some risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, but some are at more risk than others. Inherited mutations in certain genes are known to raise the breast cancer risk.
You can learn more through a simple oral rinse DNA study, available during consultation with our breast surgeons. The test assesses overall breast cancer risk in women even if they have no family history. Such information can be useful for women trying to decide when to begin and how often to go for mammography screening, for example. Testing is typically covered by health insurance policies and our surgeons will help you qualify. Test results are generally ready in two to three weeks.
The advantage of knowing you are at high risk for breast cancer is that it opens the door to options for preventing the disease, reducing the risk, or detecting the disease at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to succeed
Any woman concerned about her breast cancer risk is welcome to make an appointment to discuss the possibility of genetic testing.
Adel W. Armanious, MD
Art George Asrian, MD
Peter Bertin, DO
Lorenzo Bucci, MD
Daniel Clark, MD
John Domit, MD
Geoffrey Joseph, MD
Ted Matthews, MD
Richard E. Payha, MD
Mark A. Zelkovic, MD
Click on the individual surgeon’s name to learn more about them on myexceladoc.org or call 1-855-ExcelaDoc to make an appointment.
Our surgeons see patients in Latrobe, Greensburg, Mount Pleasant, Jeannette and Excela Square at Norwin in our new Women’s Center.
Excela Health offers a range of breast care services in private, comfortable surroundings where you receive the highest quality treatment and care possible.
In our state-of-the-art mammography suites, certified technologists use the most advanced diagnostic equipment to perform your exam. A full time, board certified radiologist is on hand to interpret results and consult with you, if the need arises.
Excela Health is dedicated to providing highly advanced imaging services to facilitate accurate diagnosis of breast malignancies. Starting at age 40, women with no known breast problems or symptoms get a screening mammogram. Women with one or more breast problems, such as a lump or change in the breast, get a diagnostic mammogram, ordered by their physician. Our women’s imaging services include:
• Digital mammography
• Breast MRI
• Breast ultrasound
• Stereotactic breast biopsy
• Specialty-trained radiologists for interpreting breast images
• Computer-aided diagnostics
The American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/index
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
View a Web Chat on Breast Cancer and Treatment Options with General Sugeon, Dr. Lorenzo Bucci.
Our mammography locations include:
Latrobe Hospital, One Mellon Way, Latrobe, Pa. 15650
Frick Hospital, 508 South Church Street, Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666
Westmoreland Hospital, 532 West Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, Pa. 15601
724-832-4394, select option #3
Mountain View Medical Park, 200 Village Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601
Excela Square at Norwin, 8775 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642