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Sheryl Crow opens breast cancer center

entertainment Updated: Aug 26, 2010 11:58 IST

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Country music star Sheryl Crow has opened a health center to reach out to breast cancer patients.



The 48-year-old singer has opened a 'Sheryl Crow Imaging Center' here, which features state-of-the-art digital screening and diagnostic technologies for the detection of breast cancer,

Us magazine

reported.



Following her split from cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2006, Crow herself was treated for breast cancer at the Pink Lotus Breast Center.



Sheryl Crow

The brand-new facility is part of the center, the country's first complex dedicated exclusively to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

"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.

"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.

Since her surgery and radiation therapy, Crow is now a single mom to two adopted sons: Wyatt, 3, and Levi, nearly 4 months.