Annual Mammograms are Necessary in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Invasive Breast Cancer One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in […]

Is it Safe to Get a Mammogram?

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Mammograms Save Lives Multiple studies have consistently demonstrated that screening mammography saves lives. Routine yearly screenings are critical in the detection of early-stage breast cancer. Why Connecticut Breast Imaging? At Connecticut Breast Imaging we have implemented robust and thoughtful protocols to protect you, our patients. Rest assured that the safety of our patients is of […]

Breast Cancer Risk in Transgender Women

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Evolving Data Although data on transgender women is limited, breast cancer screening guidelines in this patient population are evolving. Transgender women have a high prevalence of dense breasts, which is an independent risk for breast cancer. Transgender Women Transgender women differ from non-transgender women in the length of exposure to estrogens as well as variable […]