The actress, activist and three-year-old mother does her part to change the world.
Jennifer Garner puts her health first.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 47-year-old actress shared a video on her annual mammogram hour on Instagram, hoping to encourage other women to check themselves out.
"Every October I have a permanent date. For mammograms. For me, appointing books is routine, like a dentist," she writes. "I know it's scary, sisters, but just do it – the next best thing to all is early detection."
The playful video shows Garner looking in the doctor's office during his procedure at Santa Monica's LSG Imaging – doodling the animals on her medical record, blowing out latex gloves and holding on to a frivolous face check. Exclusive "Momsplaining": Kristen Bell shares funny moments with Jennifer Garner
The mother of three, dressed in a blue hospital fence, exploded in the dance of victory after Dr. Goldberg said to her, "Your mammogram looks perfect." She answered with a thumb.
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Jennifer Garner shared her mammogram on social media to encourage women to be screened. (Photo: Amy Sussman, Getty Images)
In the Garner caption, he added the hashtag "I don't take my clear test for granted" before sending his personal wishes to those currently facing breast cancer.
"Everyone in the midst of battle – respect and love and strength for you," she added.
According to the American Cancer Society, mammography "can often detect or detect breast cancer when it is small and even before a lump is felt. This is when it is easiest to treat." The health organization added that "only 2 to 4 screening mammograms per 1,000 result in a diagnosis of breast cancer."
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