Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sheryl Crow joins the ranks

It was announced yesterday that Sheryl Crow recently underwent breast cancer surgery and will be cancelling upcoming tour dates while she undergoes radiation treatment. I am not sure why there seems to be an emphasis on the "minimally invasive" nature of her surgery (the type of surgery one has to remove a breast tumor does not really indicate much about the tumor, itself; what is important is whether the TUMOR is invasive, not the surgery). Nor do I understand why there seems to be an emphasis on the "precaution"-ary nature of her radiation treatment (all chemotherapy for non-metastatic cancer is precautionary). But I am glad that, at the very least, Crow went public with her battle.

Crow has been a breast cancer activist in the past (performing a benefit concert, for example, with a pre-cancer-diagnosis Melissa Etheridge), and a cancer activist, in general (her ex's name is almost synonymous with cancer activism). But I can't say there's any irony in her diagnosis at age 44. Unfortunately, breast cancer is THAT common.


1 comment:

Lynn Hayes said...

As a fan of Sheryl Crow, I found her astrological profile very interesting in light of her current difficulties:

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