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Hilary Swank makes cancer prevention film

Published: Friday, May 20, 2011, 16:34 [IST]

Actress Hilary Swank has made a film for a cause. She has filmed a documentary with the American Cancer Society to create cancer awareness among women. The Million Dollar Baby star"s short film titled Choose You brings to light the dangers of cancer and the necessary steps one should take to prevent it.

“We looked at so many wonderful women and their stories. They are just extraordinary. And we follow them around and we talk about the things you can do (to prevent cancer). It's challenging because you don't really know what you can do to prevent it but we do know that eating well, exercising, getting screened and not smoking (help). And when you hear the statistics that one in three women will be diagnosed (with cancer) in their lifetime, I mean that's significant." She told U.S. morning show Today.

The project is very dear to the actress" heart, as many of her family members died of cancer. “My grandfather died of breast cancer. My grandmother (died of) breast cancer, and my aunt (had it too). (Cancer) is very prevalent in my family. It's close to home for me. I think it is for most people. Everyone is touched by it somehow," she added.

Hilary Swank is planning to release Choose You online next month.

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