October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and of course, its purpose is to create buzz and mindfulness about the disease. In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women. Skin cancer is No. 1, according to the American Cancer Society. Like Alzheimer’s disease, early detection is linked to survival rate. Breast cancer was a death sentence not too many years ago, but in recent years, the survival rate has increased. The sooner a woman is diagnosed and begins treatment, the better her chances are for surviving breast cancer.