Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Sheryl Crow has a lot under her belt:
With the new Showtime documentary Sheryl, the “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun” singer shares her story behind ten studio albums, four compilations, and several movie soundtrack contributions.
While music is a big part of her life, Sheryl is a breast cancer survivor and a staunch advocate of routine health screenings, including mammograms.
“In 2006, I had a routine mammogram set up. It was six days after my birthday and I was very busy, like every other woman that I know, and I really did not want to keep the appointment.”Sheryl Crow
Luckily, Crow ended up going to her mammogram appointment.
Despite having no family history and being super healthy, Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
“From that moment forward, I have felt the need and the desire to speak to my female fan base and women all over the world.”Sheryl Crow
Sheryl advocates for all moms, sisters, and wives: put yourselves first and follow through from the age of 40 on getting your mammogram.
We still don’t have a cure for breast cancer, and until we do, early detection is our best weapon.
Early detection is tantamount and even in the years since Crow was diagnosed, our technology has made even more advances with 3D mammograms.
For women with dense breasts, the 3D mammogram is even more accurate and can detect breast cancer- even the false positives– much earlier.
To find a 3D mammogram to spot those early detections, go to genius3dnearme.com to find a 3D screening closest to you.
Doctor Arlene Richardson says it’s important for women to know that breast cancer is extremely common.
“1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, and like Sheryl said, the best thing you can do is catch it as early as possible. This is why it is imperative that you get a screening mammogram every year.”Doctor Arlene Richardson
Even when you don’t have any symptoms, or no problems at all, that’s when you can catch it the earliest.
Crow and Doctor Richardson want to impress upon women the importance of putting your health first.
At least once a year, get a check-up and a mammogram.
As for the new documentary on Sheryl Crow’s life, well, she hopes it’s something everyone will take time to see.
During the pandemic, Crow was approached by Showtime to do a documentary and was “very nervous about doing it.”
“After sitting with it for a while, and reflecting on the thirty-forty years of being a musician, and even before, when I was a schoolteacher- I just felt like there was a lot of story there.Sheryl Crow, on her new Showtime documentary “Sheryl.”
Sheryl emphasized that this is a story about the “person as opposed to the public figure.” With the documentary streaming on Showtime, Crow hopes that the people that see it will be very inspired and “will laugh some” and “feel.”