Early detection can be your best bet when fighting breast cancer.
Every year about 245,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the US and 2,200 cases in men.
For those people, the earlier its caught the better their chances of survival.
Doctors suggest getting annual mammogram starting at age 40.
For those who have a strong family history of breast cancer and other high risk factors, start screening earlier.
For years, monthly self breast exams were the standard.
But the message now for women and men is to just be aware of your own breasts.
If you feel something that’s different, get it checked out immediately.
And although there are no ways to prevent breast cancer, there are ways you can reduce your risk, like maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and focusing on living a healthy lifestyle.