Jennifer Aniston Wants You to Get Your Mammogram (VIDEO)

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Jennifer AnistonWill women soon embrace mammograms and other early-detection breast cancer screenings as enthusiastically as they once embraced the "Rachel" haircut?

Let's hope so.

In order to raise awareness for breast cancer and the life-saving benefits of regular mammograms and early detection, Jennifer Aniston (who brought us all that ubiquitous layered hairdo back in her Friends days) recently joined Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to tour a breast health center in Northern Virginia.

Aniston has clearly taken on the topic of breast cancer of late: Five, a collection of five short films focusing on the impact of breast cancer, in which she was involved as a producer and director, premiered on Lifetime last week, and she seems to be everywhere speaking out to raise awareness.

With Biden and Sebelius, Aniston met with doctors and administrators who are working to make state-of-the-art breast-cancer detection and care accessible and affordable to all.

Biden and Sebelius's involvement underscores the White House's admirable efforts toward those same goals, in part by working to make mammograms and cervical cancer screenings available to women with no co-pays or other out-of-pocket costs via the Affordable Care Act.

Early detection can mean the difference between life and death for many women with breast cancer, and frighteningly, mammogram rates have been dwindling in recent years. Biden and Sebelius hope to reverse the trend and boost those rates by making sure prevention and care are affordable and accessible to all.

Aniston's involvement may also help. On TV shows like Friends and in countless movies, she's proven that she can have a cultural impact. Here's hoping she has a positive impact on women's health as well.

Will Jennifer Aniston's involvement prompt you to get a mammogram?


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I don't think a celebrity will make me more likely to do anything.

ethan... ethans_momma06

It wont, but hopefully for those for whom it would- they hear her message.

aneela aneela

nope i dont usually care what celebrities do or dont do....but this is a great cause so im glad she can help those who will listen to her

Krist... KristinRox

Her involvement might remind me to get it done. I think ill continue to do self exams, and Ill talk to my doctor about mammograms and when its best to start doing them on a regular basis.

Peajewel Peajewel

No.  A celebrity will not make me do anything just because they say I should.  What did make me do it is my doctor saying it was a good idea a few years earlier than recommended.  My sister battled breast cancer and although they have no proof it is hereditary he still said it would be a good idea to do.

KamiB79 KamiB79

More than likely no.

iam4you2 iam4you2

Thank you for sharing!

iam4you2 iam4you2

It does not make me want to get one because shes more involved. 

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