Sheryl Crow speaks about the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening
Sheryl Crow is speaking about the importance of breast cancer screening amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
GMA’s Hayley FitzPatrick shares Sheryl Crow’s insights about her battle with Breast Cancer:
It’s been 14 years since the 58-year-old singer was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer, and she says early detection played such a large role in her battle with the disease.
Incidence rates show that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (12.8%) will get breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. It’s also the second most common type of cancer for women in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Crow, who now gets a mammogram annually, is urging women to get back to their screenings. “We were all very recommended at the very beginning of this pandemic to put sort of our less crucial visits to the doctor on hold, but now we’re five or six months into this,” she said. “It really is important that we continue to observe this annual routine of getting a mammogram after the age of 40.”