September was Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Now that October has arrived, it is time to shift the focus to women, as this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer does occur most often in women, but do keep in mind it can occur in men also. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. There is a 12% risk of a women in the United States developing breast cancer at some point in her life. This means that 1 out of every 8 women will develop the disease. `
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer begins when normal cells in the breast start to grow out of control. The cells typically form a tumor, which can usually be felt as a lump or viewed on an x-ray. The tumor becomes cancer if the cells begin to spread to surrounding tissues or other parts