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Breast cancer screening measure praised by CT lawmakers, advocates

NEW HAVEN --  Cancer survivors, lawmakers and doctors are praising the signing of a new law that could help in the early prevention of breast cancer.

The mandate expands health care coverage for annual breast cancer screenings by lowering out-of-pocket expenses for patients most at risk for the disease.

It was passed as part of the state budget. Medical experts were highlighting its importance at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Wednesday.

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