Breast Cancer Screening

This information is useful for adults and older adults
breast cancer screening

For women, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer after skin cancer and the second-deadliest cancer after lung cancer. Breast cancer is likely to strike one in eight women in the United States. That is why breast cancer screening is so crucial for women’s health.

Breast imaging at Yale Medicine is performed by dedicated breast specialists and technologists who are specially trained, and the breast radiologists interpreting these studies are nationally recognized experts. “The whole idea of screening is to positively impact people’s lives and decrease mortality,” says Liane Philpotts MD, chief of Breast Imaging at Yale Medicine.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.