Free ultrasound breast screening offered to young black women in Connecticut

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The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative has awarded a $33,350 grant to begin a five-year breast ultrasound screening study involving black women ages 25 to 39.

HERE IS THE ARTICLE I READ: http://www.middletownpress.com/health/20150302/free-ultrasound-breast-screening-offered-to-young-black-women-in-connecticut

The study is open to black women with and without family histories of breast cancer.

Women can get the screenings at two sites: the Medical Arts Center in Plainville adjacent to the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and the Imaging Center of West Hartford.

This is in response to the fact that young black women are at high risk of getting Triple Negative Breast Cancer. This is a super aggressive breast cancer.

OH AND MARCH THIRD IS NATIONAL TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER DAY!!!! SO SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!

Not to scare anyone but the article says: “For instance, 35 percent of black women develop breast cancer before the age of 40, compared to 20 percent…

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