Sheryl Crow opens L.A. breast cancer center

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Sheryl Crow on Tuesday was in Los Angeles for the grand opening of the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center, a place for women to be screened for breast cancer, Us reports. It's a cause fairly important to the 48-year-old, who battled breast cancer and won after being diagnosed during a mammogram in 2006.

The state-of-the-art facility is part of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, America's first comples devoted to prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Us says. The center's founder, Dr. Kristi Funk, was the one who operated on Crow.

"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," Crow said 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."

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