October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects one in eight women in their lifetime, and Connecticut has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the country.
Did You Know?*
Nearly 38,000 women in Connecticut are not receiving all the healthcare they need because they don’t have proper health insurance or the means to pay health insurance premiums.
4,770 women in Connecticut died from heart disease in 2015.
*Source: Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Innovation and Access
The good news is we know more about cancer than ever. Let’s work to change this statistic in Connecticut.
Learn more about a Connecticut startup working on an innovative post-breast cancer reconstructive surgery technique.
“As scientists, we want to address medical problems with viable solutions that can change people’s lives,’’ says Jacob Quint of startup InPrint Bio.
Access resources for breast cancer patients and survivors
Find resources in Connecticut and throughout the nation.