Hartford, CT - The Radiological Society of Connecticut has honored State Senator Tony Hwang for his legislative advocacy of preventative breast cancer screenings and patient protections.
“We appreciate very much Senator Hwang’s leadership in promoting the value of mammograms as well as the benefits of early detection of breast cancer. As ranking member of the Insurance and Real Estate committee, Sen. Hwang played a leadership role in enacting Senate Bill 358, which provides extensive breast cancer tests and procedures to patients without any out-of-pocket expenses. We believe the legislation will save lives,” said Dr. Thomas Farquhar, Legislative Chair of the Radiological Society of Connecticut.
“Annual mammography, ultrasound screening and early detection is critical in the fight against breast cancer,” Sen. Hwang said. “Early diagnosis has a 98.6% survival rate within the first five years. Awareness and education is the goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the “Pink Pledge” campaign has been a remarkable community awareness initiative to raise funds toward that goal. I am honored to be recognized by the Radiological Society of Connecticut for my bipartisan efforts in leading legislative support and passage of Senate Bill 358.”