Sofia Vergara may have started a very important Instagram trend

And it’s pretty empowering

Sofia Vergara made headlines this week for spreading a very important message.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the 45-year-old Modern Family actress used her platform for good, posting a photo of herself getting a mammogram to her Instagram and encouraging other women to get checked.

A mammogram is a process of medical imaging that x-rays the inside of the breasts, helping in early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

You have to do it!!!💪🏽💪🏽 #mammogram 💋#medicalimaging women's imaging.

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Dressed in a robe, Sofia posted her mammogram selfie to encourage women to take their health seriously, captioning the snap: ‘You have to do it!!!’

And it turns out, this isn’t the first time that the actress has posted a mammogram selfie, with Sofia uploading a similar one just last year, captioning the post, ‘It’s that time of the year’.

Its that time of the year😫🎀

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Fans have been quick to praise Sofia for her posts and for encouraging others to get checked, with mammogram selfies potentially set to be the next Instagram trend.

And Sofia isn’t the only A-lister to speak out about breast cancer this month.

Award-winning Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced this month that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, taking to her social media platforms to inform her followers.

‘1 in 8 women get breast cancer’, the award-winning Veep actress posted to Twitter on Thursday. ‘Today I’m the one.’

‘The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,’ she explained in her post. ‘The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.’

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