British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has urged female fans to have their breasts checked by doctors by publishing a picture of herself undergoing a mammogram scan.

The Bedazzled star, who is a longtime supporter of beauty company Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, is in New York City to attend a fundraising event for research into the disease, and she publicised the importance of regular check-ups by going for a scan.

On Monday (28Apr14), Hurley published a picture of herself in a clinic, dressed in a robe and surrounded by medical equipment, adding, "After 40 you should have an annual mammogram. Had mine this morning. It's always nerve wracking but remember.... Breast cancer is 95 per cent curable if detected early."