October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We recommend annual screening mammograms in all women of average risk starting at 40. Screening mammograms save lives.
Know the Facts
One in eight American women (13%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. For women in the U.S., breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer.
Breast Cancer Isn’t in My Family
5-10% of breast cancer cases occur in people with a known gene mutation. 85% of breast cancers occur in people with no family history of breast cancer. Although many factors may contribute to a patient’s risk of developing breast cancer, women of average risk should begin screening starting at age 40. Those with a family history or other risk factors should start screening at an earlier age.
State-of-the-Art Screenings and Diagnostics Close to Home
Connecticut Breast Imaging offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography in a caring and relaxed environment not often found in traditional hospital settings. All radiologists are subspecialty-trained in breast imaging and are focused on providing dedicated, high quality care for each and every patient. With three easily accessible locations in Danbury, the practice provides a convenient way to get the most advanced radiological care available today in a safe and compassionate environment.
Empower yourself and your loved ones
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, help raise awareness of the benefits of early breast cancer detection by asking friends and family if they have had their annual breast screening. You may find that some friends need that reminder or may need help making an appointment. Others may be afraid of mammograms and might not have had one in years, or ever! Start a conversation. Mammograms save lives.
Connecticut Breast Imaging
Founded in 2010, Connecticut Breast Imaging is a highly regarded and well established practice in the field of comprehensive breast imaging. The practice’s focus on patient-centered care has earned it recognition in the State of Connecticut Employee Network of Distinction for Breast Biopsies. With three convenient locations in Danbury, we serve patients Monday through Friday, and also offer evening and Saturday hours. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call: 203.791.9011.