Breast Cancer Awareness Month – The lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8 and although it’s the second leading cause of cancer death for American women, its death rate is much lower (1 in 28). Early detection is crucial to catching the cancer, treatment and survival. Self-exams can be done at home very easily and if you find something that feels abnormal, call your doctor and make an appointment. They’ll do a manual exam and likely order a mammogram to make sure there’s not something they missed. Sometimes there is cancer or tumors that can’t be detected manually. Although October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women (as well as men – 400 men die each year from breast cancer) should be on the offensive and stay aware of their bodies.