- Rebecca King Crews launched a new music video which also features husband Terry Crews, and their fans are loving it.
- King Crews is a breast cancer survivor; she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2020 after a mammogram and ultrasound.
- Screening for breast cancer is done via mammogram; women aged 45 to 54 with an average risk of breast cancer should screen annually for this disease.
Crews’s song is, in her words, “a personal anthem about not giving up.” She says in the video’s description, “I want you to remember chasing the ice cream truck to get your superstar bomb popsicle, riding your banana seat bike with your sister in the back holding onto the seat for dear life, and blasting your radio into the backyard, with a long extension cord running from the kitchen while your parents barbecue.”Read More
The video also stars another familiar face, Crews’s husband, Terry Crews. We love seeing these two perform together and light up the screen.
King Crews is a true beacon of positivity for anyone and everyone. Along with her empowering musical anthem, she also often shares positive messages on her Instagram page via posts. King Crews has long spoken about the power of positivity in her life. Staying positive and focusing on the good through a cancer journey can help.
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Rebecca’s Breast Cancer Battle
King Crews was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2020 following a mammogram and ultrasound. Today, she is cancer-free, thanks to screenings and early intervention. To treat her disease, she had a double mastectomy within a month of being diagnosed.
When it comes to a mastectomy, Dr. Ann Partridge, an oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, says in an earlier interview that she likes to present patients with options. “So when I talk to a woman who comes to me and she has breast cancer, I evaluate what the standard options for treatment for her are, which typically include cutting out the cancer– which is either a lumpectomy if you can get it all with just a little scooping around of the area that’s abnormal or a mastectomy for some women meaning taking the full breast because sometimes these lesions can be very extensive in the breast,” says Dr. Partridge.
“And I’ll talk to a woman about that and I’ll say these are two main options or the big fork in the road,” she says. “Depending on the size and other features, such as family history, a patient may opt for more aggressive surgery. And so even for early stage 1 breast cancer, a woman may elect a mastectomy to remove her whole breast.”
Screening for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is typically detected via mammogram. Women aged 45 through 54 should have annual mammograms; women with a history of breast cancer in their family should begin screening even earlier. Dr. Connie Lehman, the chief of the Breast Imaging Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, emphasizes in an earlier interview how mammograms save lives. She says, “If you haven’t gone through menopause yet, I think it’s very important that you have a mammogram every year. We know that cancers grow more rapidly in our younger patients, and having that annual mammogram can be lifesaving.”
“After menopause, it may be perfectly acceptable to reduce that frequency to every two years,” says Dr. Lehman. “But what I’m most concerned about is the women who haven’t been in for a mammogram for two, three, or four years, those women that have never had a mammogram. We all agree regular screening mammography saves lives.”