#thinkpink
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During this month of Breast Cancer Awareness, we come together to uplift those whose lives have been touched by this challenge.  Their strength, resilience, and unwavering spirit inspire us all.  Survivors, you are never alone on this journey.  Let’s spread hope, knowledge and love as we stand united against breast cancer.   #thinkpink #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth ..read more
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August 27th, 2023
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Slowly, but surely...we're getting there!
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1y ago
This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force came out with a draft version of revised guidelines for mammography screening. The new recommendation endorses biennial screening mammography beginning at age 40 for all women. While this is an improvement over the prior recommendation to begin screening at age 50, it falls short of the current recommendation by the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology to obtain annual mammograms beginning at age 40. Numerous studies have shown a significant increase in lives saved by early detection with annual screening mammography ..read more
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Finally, after years in the works!!
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1y ago
What has been a law in Connecticut since 2009, has now finally become federal legislation!  Every woman in the United States who has a mammogram will be notified of her breast density, enabling her to be proactive in obtaining additional imaging to evaluate her breast tissue.  Dr. Nancy Cappello spearheaded the breast density notification laws, beginning with her home state, Connecticut, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer following a breast ultrasound.  Nancy tirelessly worked with state legislatures, government officials, and patient advocates to pass dense brea ..read more
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Connecticut Moving Forward in the Fight Against Breast and Ovarian Cancer!
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2y ago
​It is with great pleasure that I applaud my dear friend, Jan Kritzman, for her tireless efforts and dedication in obtaining insurance coverage in the state of Connecticut for women undergoing both breast and ovarian cancer screening and diagnosis.  Jan was instrumental in the passage of a 2019 CT bill mandating insurance coverage for screening breast ultrasounds in women who have dense breast tissue.  And once again, as a result of her persistence and commitment to save lives, she was able to get her proposed bill (SB358) passed in both the Senate and House this year.  The new ..read more
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Think Pink!!
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3y ago
This year, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, J Gershon Breast Imaging is teaming up with Breast Friends Fund.  This amazing organization was started by Sandy Cassanelli, with an ultimate goal of finding a cure for breast cancer.  Sandy was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2013, at age 37.  After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy, and 28 rounds of radiation, she was declared cancer-free. Unfortunately, in 2015, Sandy was informed the cancer had spread to her liver and she was now Stage 4, with no cure.  For the past 5 years Sandy has ..read more
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New Breast Cancer App-Outcomes4Me
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5y ago
I am excited to help promote a new app specifically designed for breast cancer patients.  Outcomes4me, recently launched, is the brainchild of a team of healthcare professionals, engineers, and patient advocates.  The founders of the company focused on breast cancer, as this common diagnosis can often be overwhelming and difficult to come to terms with for many women, and men.  Utilizing their expertise and clinical experience, the Outcomes4Me team assembled an easy to use app that allows patients to learn about treatment options, understand symptoms and explore clinical trials. Patients are ..read more
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Being Dense in Ireland
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5y ago
I am honored to be a part of an advocacy program for Breast Density Awareness in Ireland.  Beingdense.com was started by Siobhan Freeney, a breast cancer survivor since 2015.  She is following in the footsteps of Dr. Nancy Cappello in promoting awareness of breast density in Ireland.  Have a look at her website and blog page.   "Being Dense is incredibly excited to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Radiology Expert, Dr Julie Gershon. Dr Julie worked with Nancy Cappello on the Areyoudense.org US advocacy and we are honored that she has agreed to support Beingdense.com by a ..read more
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3D Mammography-Is it all it's hyped up to be?
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5y ago
​3D mammography (DBT-Digital Breast Tomosynthesis) has been promoted to the public as the “latest and greatest” form of mammographic imaging. Mammography centers have been slowly converting their systems to 3D units, as many feel pressure to keep up with their imaging competitors. Research has shown that 3D imaging significantly decreases call-back rates, however the cancer detection rate has only been shown to increase by 1-2 incidences/1000 patients.  This month a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology found no significant difference in the cancer detection rate of 2D full ..read more
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Forever in our Hearts
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5y ago
Yesterday I lost a good friend and comrade, Nancy Cappello.  There are not enough words to describe such an amazing woman.  Nancy’s loss to the breast imaging community, to every woman she saved from aggressive breast cancer, and to each heart she touched, is beyond imagination.  Nancy was diagnosed this September with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, as a result of her chemotherapy treatments 14 years ago for her late stage breast cancer. Nancy’s accomplishments during those 14 years are more than most can hope to achieve in a lifetime.  As a resident of Connecticut, Nancy championed the first ever ..read more
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