Sofia Vergara has urged her fans not to “forget” to have mammograms.
The Modern Family actress shared a photo of herself going for her breast screening check — which women typically over 45 undergo to look for early signs of cancer — in a bid to raise awareness and to encourage others to do the same.
Alongside her photo, which was posted on Tuesday (Nov 3) — the same day as the US Presidential election — she wrote: “And just to make today more stressful I went and got my mammogram #allgood (thumbs up emoji) #dontforgetyours (heart emoji) (sic)”
The 48-year-old star — who is married to actor Joe Manganiello and has son Manolo, 28, from a previous relationship — has previously spoken about the measures she takes to avoid skin cancer, ensuring she is always well protected in the sun.
She previously said: “In my 20s, I started to use sunblock on my face. I wish I had put it on my chest too…
“I have a little house in the Bahamas and I have a f****** crazy collection of hats so everyone can have one. There must be 25 hats in the bucket, and I always go for the same one: a visor. An old lady visor."
Sofia also admitted “preventing” the physical signs of ageing has always been more important to her than “fixing” any issues later down the line.
She has said: “I believe, more than fixing anything, in preventing. Once you get the wrinkle, once you get the sagging neck, that's it. There's no cream that is going to fix you. So, prevention, prevention, prevention!" — BANG