Breast and ovarian cancers are common diseases that affect many women. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), About 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) and 10% of ovarian cancers (about 2,000 women per year) result from inherited mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s Excellence Genetic Testing Program.
Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence recommends genetic testing for all women, especially women with family members who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. “Knowing your family cancer history and genetic make-up may help prevent cancer or detect it at an earlier stage,” says Zaidan. “If your family has a strong history of ovarian or breast cancer, it is likely that you could carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.”
To be eligible for genetic testing, patients need to identify their hereditary cancer risk. Women’s Excellence offers a quick risk assessment survey at https://www.womensexcellence.com/risk-assessment/. Once the assessment has been completed, Women’s Excellence will contact you within 72 hours to schedule your genetic test or an overall cancer prevention visit within.
To schedule an in-office appointment or a telemedicine consultation, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com. Online Patient Support Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm to assist new, current, and prospective patients. The chat is located at the bottom right corner of your computer or mobile device screen at http://www.WomensExcellence.com. During offline hours, all chats sent will be messaged directly to a Women’s Excellence team member. Offline messages will receive a response within 24 hours. Messages received during the weekend will be answered the next business week. Appointments can also be made at (248) 693-0543.
About Women’s Excellence
Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.