Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview. He tweets as Klomangino. It may not be her favorite mistake , but it was a mistake nonetheless for the singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow to advocate in an aggressive, unbalanced way on behalf of a 3D mammography device. They found blatant abuse of statistics and misleading guidance about the appropriate role of mammography screening in breast cancer prevention and treatment. I certainly understand from the corporate standpoint the desire to use a popular celebrity to endorse their product.
SHERYL CROW’S SURVIVAL STORY
Sheryl Crow's Brain Tumor and Breast Cancer: Are They Related?
Hope for a cure abounds. Celebrities have come forward to share their experiences and raise awareness. Chances are you know someone who has had it. But did you know that you make choices every day that bring you closer to breast cancer—or move you farther away?
Sheryl Crow Credits Positive Life Changes to Breast Cancer and Motherhood
One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. This statistic affects all women equally. You may have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer, but so does your doctor…and your hairdresser…and the big-name actress in your favorite movie. Rich or poor, famous or unknown, the disease treats everyone the same. Of course, when celebrities are diagnosed with breast cancer, their cases receive more attention than most.
Is breast cancer prevention possible? It seems everyone you meet either has or knows someone who has had breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates in , , women and 2, men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in America. An additional 61, new cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. But by educating yourself and taking control of some lifestyle factors, you can lower your risk of developing breast cancer.