October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dr. Mike showed viewers the proper way to do a self breast exam Friday on "Good Day." Along with routine mamograms, Dr. Mike says regular self exams can save lives. In fact, a new study found that these exams lower the death risk for women in their 40's.
Survival rates for women with breast cancer have increased over the years. Dr. Mike explained in the 1940's and 1950's the survival rate was just 20%. Today 76% of women with breast cancer have a survival rate of ten years.