Musician Sheryl Crow On How Important Early Detection Cancer Screenings Are

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Breast Cancer survivor Sheryl Crow along with OBGYN, Dr. DaCarla Albright join Robert Mangino to talk about Breast Cancer.

Crow tells the KDKA Radio Afternoon News, “Any person that you meet that has had a diagnoses that was life threatening will you tell you that your life just basically comes to a halt and everything after that depends on how you want your life to look and feel.”

Crow adds, “My diagnoses changed my life in a lot of different ways, it gave me the courage to do things I wouldn’t have done before and it also gave me the emittance to speak to my female fan base about their bodies and advocating for their health, being diligent about getting mammograms starting at age 40 and how early detection can save lives.”

Dr. Albright shares how one third of American Woman understands how the density of a woman’s breast can impact breast cancer.   “Not all states are reporting density on the mammogram so we need to get the message out there.”

“Unfortunately, women are only going to know about their breast density by getting mammogram screenings.  It is not evident by the size or shape, density is the amount of fibroglandular tissue is a women’s breast and the more present the denser.”

Crow didn’t think she would ever have to worry about Breast Cancer.  “I walked in healthy, fit, and annoyed that I even had to have a mammogram.  And then there I was diagnosed with invasive cancer.”

Crow adds, “We don’t have a cure yet so the thing for me is I have the opportunity to speak to my fan base which is made up of a lot of woman, a lot of moms, a lot of daughters and sisters and grandmothers and so I am trying to at least spread some of the information that exists out there about dense breasts, which is what I have and about what a difference is can make about being diligent and advocating for your own health.”

Visit Sheryl Crow’s website for more information.

Listen to the full interview below.

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