Treatment for Stage Zero Breast Cancer
- Crow was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – also known as stage zero breast cancer – in 2006 at age 44 after a routine mammogram she almost skipped.
- When a person has DCIS, stage zero cancer, it means abnormal cells can be found in the breast milk duct and have become cancerous but have not yet metastasized – or spread – to other parts of the body.
- Crow underwent a lumpectomy, which was followed by 33 radiation treatments over seven weeks.
- Screen for breast cancer by getting annual mammograms; also, perform self-exams at home regularly to check for lumps.
- Women ages 45 to 54 with an average risk of breast cancer should get mammograms annually.
Speaking about her excitement for the nomination, she said on Twitter, “I am BLOWN AWAY by the nomination. It really means so much to me. Thank for your support, and for being a part of the voting process! Love you all!”
I am BLOWN AWAY by the @rockhall nomination… it really means so much to me. Thank for your support, and for being a part of the voting process! Love you all! ❤️(The Fan Vote is open now through April 28th at https://t.co/Sp8ELhqF4z) https://t.co/MTU0YLjNE2Read More— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) February 2, 2023 The Missouri native recently shared in her red carpet 2023 Grammy interview that she has a crush on Harry Styles! She said from the red carpet she was able to watch some of the Grammy’s rehearsals.
“I got to see Lizzo, who blew my mind. I got to see Harry Styles. I have, like, an old lady crush on Harry Styles,” says Crow.
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“He’s young enough to be my… whatever,” the “Soak Up the Sun” singer said with a laugh. “I think my kids would say [it’s] cringey. Like, ‘Mom, that is so cringey.'”
Crow was nominated for a Grammy for best American roots song for her song “Forever.” It was the first nomination for the stage zero breast cancer survivor since 2009.
What is Stage Zero Breast Cancer?
Sheryl Crow’s Breast Cancer Treatment Path
Crow was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – also known as stage zero breast cancer – in 2006 at age 44 after a routine mammogram she almost skipped. When a person has DCIS, stage zero cancer, it means abnormal cells can be found in the breast milk duct and have become cancerous but have not yet metastasized – or spread – to other parts of the body.
Crow credits her gut instinct with not putting off her mammogram. After the screening, received a diagnosis of breast cancer. “It never occurred to me that the mammogram would find anything because I have no family history and I had no signs of it, no lumps or anything like that,” Crow once told PEOPLE magazine of the diagnosis.
I Have Stage Zero Breast Cancer What Should I Do?
“And I was extremely, and still am, very healthy, very athletic and fit. I just didn’t think I would be a candidate at all,” she says.
Crow’s lumpectomy, a minimally invasive surgery, was followed by 33 radiation treatments over 7 weeks. After these treatments, her cancer went into remission. Today, she’s a staunch advocate for urging women to get their mammograms and screen for breast cancer.
Women aged 45 to 54 with an average risk of breast cancer should get mammograms annually. Speak with your doctor to schedule one if you’re overdue for this year’s mammogram.
Should I Have a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy?
Mammograms to Screen for Breast Cancer
Screening for breast cancer is highly important, especially if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. Speak with family members and get to know your family’s health history.
When it comes to breast cancer, mammograms save lives. As Crow discovered, early detection is critically important, and it can mean broader treatment options as well. Women ages 45 to 54 with an average risk of breast cancer should get mammograms annually.
For women with an elevated risk of breast cancer – this means they either have a history of breast cancer in the family, or they have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation – they should begin screening even earlier, before age 45.
While getting a mammogram, ask about dense breasts, which may obscure cancer. The technician will be able to determine whether or not you have dense breasts.
When Should I Get a Mammogram?
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