London (ANI): Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor, has opened a state-of-the art centre in Los Angeles to aid early detection of the deadly disease. The Sheryl Crow Imaging Center features the latest advancements in digital screening and diagnostic imaging technologies for the detection of breast cancer.
The facility is part of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, America's first facility dedicated exclusively to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 after a routine mammogram. She underwent surgery with Dr. Kristi Funk, founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, and has been cancer-free since completing radiation therapy.
"Joining forces with the Pink Lotus Breast Center has provided me with a wonderful platform to create awareness and encourage the millions of American women over 40 to get their annual mammogram," The Daily Express quoted Crow as saying in a statement. "Detecting breast cancer early is a woman's best chance at survival, and digital full-field mammography is the gold standard of early detection," she added.