Chrissy AmphlettÃ¢â‚¬”the frontwoman in the DivinylsÃ¢â‚¬”died from breast cancer last April. Before she passed away, the Australian singer made a wish to transform her 1990 hit song "I Touch Myself" into a PSA for all women to self-examine their breasts. Amphlett underwent an ultrasound and a mammogram, both of which missed her cancer. It wasn't until she examined her breasts herself that she decided to urge her doctor to conduct a biopsy in 2010Ã¢â‚¬”and that's when they finally detected it.
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Thanks to the collaboration of the Australian advocacy group Cancer Council NSW (New South Wales), Amphlett's widower, and other supporters, 10 womenÃ¢â‚¬”including Olivia Newton-JohnÃ¢â‚¬”belt out Amphlett's song. Watch the entire video below.
NOTE: The final image in the video is very powerful, though possibly NSFW.
Goosebumps, right? While there's no study that links fewer deaths with increased breast self-examsÃ¢â‚¬”the American Cancer Society says these are optionalÃ¢â‚¬”it's important to know everything you can about your girls (how they feel, what they look like, and when there are changes). For more ways to keep your breasts healthy, read up on everything you need to know about breast cancer.
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