Uncommon Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Brought to you by Connecticut Breast Imaging Regular breast self-examinations can detect abnormalities, and mammograms can provide images that detect breast tissue changes. This is why regular mammography screenings are recommended for all women starting at age 40. While these tests are the most effective ways to discover disease early, breast cancer doesn’t always begin […]

The Benefits of Green Tea for Breast Cancer Patients

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Connecticut Breast Imaging is dedicated to caring for each patient throughout a cancer journey, from initial testing and diagnosis through treatment and recovery. A healthy diet and consumption of foods that may boost their immune system and overall health is a crucial part of the journey. We like to share information, such as this article […]

The Breast Cancer Gene: BRCA

Genes are pieces of our DNA that code for individual traits. We get one set of genes from each of our biological parents. While genes determine our physical traits, like the color of our hair or eyes, they also determine other characteristics. Genes are responsible for our blood type, immune system capabilities, and the general […]

Dense Breasts

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Dense Breasts A patient may be worried the first time a medical professional recommends doing more testing to get a “clearer” look at the breasts. However, dense breasts are common and often require additional imaging to make sure the technologists and physicians get a clear view into the intricate components of the breast. Fibrous Connective […]

Think Pink, Think Early Detection

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Pink, Pink, Everywhere See pink, wear pink, think pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You just saw a pink ribbon – did it remind you to schedule your annual screening mammogram? Screening mammograms save lives. One in eight women, or about 13%, will have breast cancer in their lifetime, with breast cancer second […]

Self Breast Exams Are Critical to Breast Health

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Doing A Self-Exam Doing self-exams is a simple, effective, and critical tool in maintaining breast health. Did you know? The early signs of many breast abnormalities are often found by individuals themselves. It’s important for everyone to be aware of how their own breasts look and feel so any concerning changes will be noticed and […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Facts You Need to Know

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See pink, wear pink, think pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You just saw a pink ribbon – did it remind you to schedule your annual screening mammogram? Screening mammograms save lives. One in eight women, or about 13%, will have breast cancer in their lifetime, with breast cancer second in the US […]

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 […]

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 […]