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Sharon Stone shared a picture from her hospital bed as she urged fans to get their mammograms.

The Hollywood icon, 62, was completing her routine appointment when she decided to take a snap from the bed while wearing a face mask. 'Getting my mammogram,' the actress captioned the post. 'Have you gotten yours ladies? She continued: 'An annual screening mammography has decreased the DEATH RATE of breast cancer by 40%!!!

Sharon shared the picture with her 2.3million Instagram followers, who all praised her for raising awareness for the vital procedure. A mammogram, a procedure in which X-rays of each breast are taken, is undertaken to look for any signs of breast cancer in women who don't have any usual symptoms or problems. Sharon made sure to wear a mask during her hospital visit.

Research has shown a 25 per cent reduction in deaths from breast cancer among women who regularly screen. The 'Basic Instinct' actress posted the snap during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The star urged fans to get checked Meanwhile, some fans promised to make bookings and get checked while some confirmed they already have. Sharon suffered a stroke and cerebral haemorrhage in 2001 and then spent years in recovery. She opened up about her experiences in 2014.

'I choose to get older. Growing older is my goal,' the actress explained to The Hollywood Reporter, after she recalled spending two years having to learn to walk and talk again.

'I came home from that stroke stuttering, couldn't read for two years,' she explained.

'I was in an ICU for nine days and the survival rate for what I went through is very low. I don't need someone to make me feel bad about growing older.'


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