Everyone has a story. Whether it be our mother, sister, aunt or grandmother, many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by breast cancer. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, there will be about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer among American women and a staggering 40,290 breast cancer deaths just this year alone. It's a disheartening statistic. But, the Komen Foundation website also states that there is a 99 percent "5-year relative survival rate of early-stage breast cancer." Therefore, early detection is critical in the effective diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.