It's October, which means it's breast cancer awareness month.
Awareness is more than supporting the cause with a pink ribbon, it's about understanding the risks, signs and treatments for breast cancer.
Dr. Kristen Fernandez is a breast surgeon and the director of the MedStar Franklin Square Breast Center and MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus. She joined Jamie Costello on ABC2's In Focus to discuss why it's important to have early, regular breast cancer screenings.
See video above for full interview.