Breast surgeon undergoes first mammography to share importance of cancer screening


Dr. Camilia Lawrence, a breast surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute recently celebrated her 40th birthday, which prompted her to send a strong message.

She gifted herself with her first ever mammography.

“I thought what a unique way to get the message out regarding the importance of screening mammography for early detection,” she explained.

Until we have a cure, Dr. Lawrence reminds us that early detection remains the cornerstone in terms of identifying the legion or cancerous legion at the earliest stage possible.

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“Which is going to give woman the best chances at survival,” she said.

Advancements in imaging technology, 3D breast tomosynthesis and ultrasounds help radiologists like Dr. Holley Dey get a better and clearer read. 

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this technology, which provides increased possibilities for diagnosing early breast cancer,” Dr. Dey stated.

A reminder to all women that no one is invisible and just how important self care is.

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