SHERYL CROW- Jordyn and Brittany

Sheryl Crow was born on February 11 in 1962 in Kennett Missouri. She was sherylcrow1.jpgborn into a family immersed into music, starting piano lessons at age 5 and composing her first song at only 13 years old. After finishing high school, Sheryl moved on to college to study music and became a teacher for a couple years before moving to Los Angeles. After graduating from college, Crow worked as a music teacher at the Kellison elementary school, in Fenton, Missouri. Once Sheryl hit California, she became a waitress and searched for gigs to show off her talents. Her first break was singing backup for Michael Jackson’s Bad world tour. Sheryl joined the Tuesday Night Music Club, they released a hit song Leaving Las Vegas and became famous when there album was debuted in 1993, but the band eventually separate, kicking off Sheryl’s solo career. In 2006 she got diagnosed with breast cancer, and in that same year Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow broke up months before their wedding due to issues over to have children or not. Sheryl ended up adopting a son in 2007. Since the beginning of her career, she has had 7 albums, winning many awards and fans along the way.

What are some symptoms of breast cancer?
· Swelling of all or part of the breast
· Skin irritation or dimplingbreast-cancer-scan-ct.jpg
· Breast pain
· Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
· Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
· Nipple discharge other than breast milk
· Lump in the underarm area
· Lumps on the breast; differ in size
· Change in breast shape
· Hardened area under the skin
· Tenderness of the breast
· Flattening on the breast

· Ratio from females to males: 100 to 1
· Caucasian women have a higher risk
· 1 in 7 American women develop breast cancer at one point in their live
· Breast cancer is the commonest cause of cancer death in women worldwide
· Breast cancer in Caucasian women is about twice compared to American Asian, or Hispanic women.
· African American population has a higher breast cancer death rate (31.0 per 100,000) compared to Caucasian women
· The incidence of breast cancer is significantly lower in Japan, Thailand, Nigeria, and India compared to Denmark, New Zealand, U.K. and the United States
· Left breast tend to be more involved in breast cancer compared to the right breast.
· The most common location of breast cancer is the upper outer quadrant.
· In 2008, breast cancer caused 458,503 deaths worldwide (13.7% of cancer deaths in women and 6.0% of all cancer deaths for men and women together
· 5% of all breast cancers occurring in women under 40 years old
    • from age 30 through age 39 . . . . . ..1 in 233 people
    • from age 40 through age 49 . . . . . . 1 in 69 people
    • from age 50 through age 59 . . . . . . 1 in 42 people
    • from age 60 through age 69 . . . . . . 1 in 29 people

What causes breast cancer and what are some risk factors?
Breast cancer is caused when DNA goes under certain changes that can cause normal breast cells to become malignant. When our BRAC1 or BRAC2 genes become mutated, cancer is more likely to develop because they can no longer stop tumors from being formed. 5-10% of the time breast cancer is inherited from a family member, meaning you have inherited a bad gene, but it’s not all about family history. Some of the obvious risks for developing cancer are drinking, smoking, and having a poor diet. Although these factors may not give you breast cancer, they definitely increase your risk of eventually developing it. Other risks for developing breast cancer are not having children, not breast feeding, or starting your period before the age of 11, or having a later menopause after the age of 55. Unfortunately, your age, race, and gender are risk factors for developing cancer. White women have a higher risk for getting breast cancer then African American women do, and unlike other cancers, breast cancer tends to pop up more in younger women. Boys can develop breast cancer, but its 100 times more common in women.

Breast cancer survival rates and hopes:
If you or someone you know has breast cancer there isn’t a need lose hope so soon because survival rates are increasing for the better. Over the years breast cancer survival rates have increased dramatically. Women now have a greater risk of surviving. Back in the 1970s 5 out of 10 women with breast cancer lived through the disease beyond 5 years. Now studies have shown women diagnosed with breast cancer have the survival rate of 8 out of 10 for at least ten years or more. Almost 2 out of 3 women with breast cancer now survive their disease beyond 20 years. Breast cancer stage one survive rates is 9 out of ten, but if its stage four, it unfortunately decreases to 1 out of 10. Make sure to keep up with your daily needs, and hope for the best!

· Surgery—Mastectomy (removal of whole breast) or Lumpectomy (removal of entire tumor)
· Radiation-- is a highly targeted, highly effective way to destroy cancer cells in the breast that may stick around after surgery.
· Hormonal (anti-estrogen) therapy-- lowering the amount of the hormone estrogen in the body
· Chemotherapy—used to treat early-stage invasive breast cancer to get rid of any cancer cells that may be left behind after surgery and to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back/ to destroy or damage the cancer cells as much as possible
· Targeted therapy (biologic therapy) uses special anticancer drugs that target certain changes in a cell that can lead to cancer. .
· Systemic Treatment (drug treatment) is called systemic therapy, because it affects the whole body.
· Neoadjuvant therapy (before surgery or radiation) to shrink tumors to a size that can be treated with local therapy, or as adjuvant therapy.

Sheryl Crow was an all around healthy woman when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had no family history and wasn’t in any state to have developed the disease. She did induce herself into some risk factors that might put some reason behind her diagnosis. She never personally had children, so that puts her at a higher risk of developing breast cancer because of estrogen levels. Sheryl also was a drinker, which increases the risk of developing any kind of cancer. During her cancer, Sheryl Crow had a lumpectomy and went under 7 weeks of radiation therapy. Since she caught her cancer early, she never had to undergo chemotherapy. Despite her quick recovery, Sheryl has donated a lot to the cause. She has spread awareness of the disease all across the nation with her music and TV interviews. Sheryl also put her money to good when she opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center in Los Angeles in July of 2010. She has also performed for many fundraisers, like Stand Up to Cancer, to help keep people aware about cancer and to help build new facilities dedicated to them. The celebrity is set on finding a cure for the cancer that changed her life and has her own apparel range that 10% of all proceeds go to cancer research. What a way to share her fortunes!

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