‘Early detection makes a difference’: Gov. Lamont, health officials spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont took time Wednesday to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The takeaway: early detection makes a difference.

The governor toured Jefferson Radiology in Farmington Wednesday. Joining him was the Department of Children and Families Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes who is a breast cancer survivor herself.

She spoke about the higher prevalence of breast cancer among Black women:

“I’m talking to my sisters today. There’s a way to bring that statistic down with early detection, imaging, mammography, and just being able to talk to each other and buddy up and go and schedule an appointment.”

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