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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is a way for medical providers to detect certain mutations inside your genes that could increase your risk of cancer.

Genes are what determine all of your physical traits — hair color, eye color, height, etc. You inherit your genes from your biological parents.

Mutations — or changes — in your genes can lead to the uncontrolled growth of cells that cause cancer.

Predictive genetic testing at Tanner

Predictive genetic testing looks for gene mutations that put you at an increased risk for developing certain types of cancer.

Predictive genetic testing may be advised if you have a strong family history of certain types of cancer. For instance, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer and some gynecologic cancers.

It may also be advised if you have or previously had cancer to determine your risk for developing other cancers in the future. This also may help other family members decide if they, too, would like predictive genetic testing.

Predictive genetic testing can be arranged through your physician.

Genetic testing if you have cancer

If you have cancer, genetic testing can also be valuable.

Along with helping determine your risk of developing other cancers, genetic testing can help inform your treatment. Researchers are increasingly discovering links between certain genetic mutations and the effectiveness of different treatments. Knowing about certain genetic mutations may guide your cancer care specialist on what types of chemotherapy or immunotherapy they recommend, for instance.

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Genetic Testing Locations

We offer cancer care services at one conveniently located medical facility.

Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Comprehensive Breast Care Center

706 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-5886

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Radiation Oncology

Tanner Radiation Oncology

165 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9824

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center

Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center

165 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9824

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Breast Health - Carrollton

Tanner Breast Health - Carrollton

706 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9280

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Breast Health - Villa Rica

Tanner Breast Health - Villa Rica

705 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180

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Phone: 770-456-3400

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology Center - Villa Rica

Northwest Georgia Oncology Center - Villa Rica

705 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180

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Phone: 770-333-2220

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology - Bremen

Northwest Georgia Oncology - Bremen

204 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-333-2220

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology - a Service of Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica

Northwest Georgia Oncology - a Service of Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica

157 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-333-2220

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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