Looking Forward: Since 1985, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now observed worldwide, it is a vital part of the fight against this terrible disease that affects approximately one in eight women in the United States, and in rare cases even some men. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed with the greatest frequency. While October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is important that we are all aware of the early warning signs and engage in regular screenings. Together we can fight this disease and improve outcomes.