If you aren't sure how to do the self exam or would like more information, Susan G. Komen has a very comprehensive explanation here. I know that Lizbeth would want you to get yourself checked out, as breast cancer is unfortunately no stranger to her family.
As you look around at all the pink this month and appreciate the much deserved support that is given to breast cancer awareness, remember that there are lots of other colored ribbons that might not be as visible, but are just as important to the person struggling to fight the disease that color represents.
Every day, researchers are learning more about ovarian cancer, what causes it and how to treat it. Recently, a study found that a particular type of breast cancer tumor is actually MORE similar to an aggressive form of ovarian cancer than to other types of breast cancer.
Why is this exciting news? This discovery suggests that these two types of cancer might be genetically similar. This means that the ovarian cancer could potentially be treated with the same drugs already being used to successfully treat breast cancer.