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Health & Fitness Sheryl Crow Opens Up About Surviving Breast Cancer, Urging Others To Get Tested

16:11  26 october  2017
16:11  26 october  2017 Source:   refinery29.com

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The nine-time Grammy-winner and breast cancer survivor just released the candid audio-only memoir Audible Original Sheryl Crow : Words + Music; she has teamed with Hologic’s Genius 3D Mammography to spread awareness about the need for early health screenings; and she recently put out “I grew up with albums. I'm not forsaking this beautiful art form,” Crow tells Yahoo Entertainment from her home in Nashville, explaining her new desire to write and release individual songs that are “of the moment, because that's what we need to hear.” One of those songs, “In the End,” is “mainly about

Ten years after beating breast cancer , Sheryl Crow is opening up about her experience and speaking out about why we need to be diligent about getting mammograms. On Tuesday, the singer penned an essay for People, urging others to "stop making excuses" and get tested for breast cancer . "I consider it my responsibility, as someone who credits surviving breast cancer to early detection and my commitment to getting my annual screening, to tell every woman I meet she needs to stop making excuses and schedule her exam."

Sheryl Crow smiling for the camera: Refinery29 © Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic. Refinery29 Ten years after beating breast cancer, Sheryl Crow is opening up about her experience and speaking out about why we need to be diligent about getting mammograms.

On Tuesday, the singer penned an essay for People, urging others to "stop making excuses" and get tested for breast cancer. Despite technological advancements, she wrote, too many of us are neglecting to get our mammograms when we need to.

"Whether it’s fear of finding out they have cancer, or a misconception that a mammogram isn’t the right type of screening for their breast type — excuses abound and many of them come from a place of fear or misinformation," she wrote. "I consider it my responsibility, as someone who credits surviving breast cancer to early detection and my commitment to getting my annual screening, to tell every woman I meet she needs to stop making excuses and schedule her exam."

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Sheryl Crow is a Grammy Award-winning musician and breast cancer survivor who is passionate about spreading the message of early detection. She is the spokesperson for Hologic’s Genius 3D Mammography exam. The very first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was observed in I consider it my responsibility, as someone who credits surviving breast cancer to early detection and my commitment to getting my annual screening, to tell every woman I meet she needs to stop making excuses and schedule her exam. We can no longer say we are fearful of pain or discomfort – that

Sheryl Crow wants more women to get mammograms. Photo: Getty Images. S heryl Crow is an iconic rock star, incredible friend (I know this from personal experience!), amazing mother — and a breast cancer survivor . The “Threads” musician was diagnosed 13 years ago, after dragging herself to a mammogram appointment she dreaded… and even considered skipping. Now, Sheryl considers herself to be a “poster child for early detection,” and is speaking out in the hopes of encouraging other women to #MamUp. Here are the lessons that Sheryl learned from her experience with the disease, her best

According to the American Cancer Society, women should be getting annual mammograms beginning at age 45, but women ages 40-44 should have the option to start annual mammograms if they want to (in the case of those with a family history of breast cancer, for example).

A study from earlier this year, however, suggested that early mammograms starting at age 40 may cause a large reduction in breast cancer deaths. In any case, it's best to have a conversation with your doctor to better gauge when you should be tested for breast cancer yourself.

Crow also wrote that she is speaking out to break through the ubiquity of "pinkwashing " in October that she said has "desensitised" us to how dangerous breast cancer really is.

"We need to fight the pink fatigue this year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind one another that each of us can play a significant role in the fight against breast cancer by simply taking the time to schedule our mammograms," she wrote.

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Sheryl Crow shares her advice for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer —as well as her best self-care tips. Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in February 2006, by way of a routine mammogram. She adds that meditating can help keep our patience and compassion for others intact. To get our top stories delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Healthy Living newsletter.

Sheryl Crow Gets Candid About Breast Cancer . Mike Windle/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images. She toured the world as a rock star, adopted two kids, and fought — and beat — breast cancer . And at the #Blogher16 exposition, Sheryl Crow makes a promise to herself: "I'm not going to get sick again," she says, sternly. "I'm not a superstitious person. I wouldn't have said I was going to be a good candidate for cancer to begin with.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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