Sheryl Crow opens breast cancer center

Los Angeles: 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, a magazine reported.

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

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.