Did you know that fear of discomfort is the top reason women avoid getting their mammograms? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we spoke to Grammy winner and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow and leading ob/gyn and women’s health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd.
Sheryl was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2006, she was detected from a routine 2d mammogram where the radiologist saw something and said to come back in six months, although her doctor said: “let’s not wait six months”. This new 3d exam allows up to 20 to 65% more invasive breast cancers to be detected. One in eight women are diagnosed in their lifetime and now doctors can see more of the exam and also can decrease the number of false positives and callbacks that women might get from their mammogram exams.
The statistic for breast cancer is diagnosed at one in eight women in their lifetime, doctors want to make sure that their taking that statistic and blowing it out of the water and the only way to do that is through early detection with research and by getting your mammogram every year. You can now go online and look at Genius 3d Near Me, that’s where you’ll find resources and centers that are close to you. This is truly empowering yourself to be your best advocate in health and finding where you can get a 3d mammography.
As for Sheryl Crow, she’s made what seems to be her final album but will continue to write songs and release them to the public as they come.