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Breast, Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Receives Grant

New Britain [April 17 2009] - The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut was recently awarded a $48,345 grant by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Connecticut Affiliate to help cover services for uninsured and underinsured women.

Grant funds will help cover services related to biopsies and breast cancer screening, including MRIs, computer-aided detection, anesthesia and recovery room fees not reimbursable by the Early Detection Program.

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is implemented statewide by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Connecticut Department of Public Health. The program’s primary objective is to significantly increase the number of women without insurance who receive breast and cervical cancer screening services and diagnostic follow-up, as appropriate.

For information on the hospital’s Early Detection Program, contact Diane Walczok, case manager, (860) 224-5505.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366














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