Breast surgeon explains importance of cancer screenings for transgender women

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Breast cancer is most often found in women, but men also can get breast cancer. Now experts are also learning more about risk among transgender women.

News 8’s Lisa Carberg spoke with Dr. Valerie Brutus, a breast surgeon with Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Brutus explained how family plays a role in breast cancer and ways to reduce certain risks.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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