October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. While mammograms do not prevent cancer, they can certainly increase chances of survival by diagnosing the disease as early as possible – before any signs or symptoms begin. In fact, they can detect small tumors up to three years before one feels them. Early detection can reduce the risk of fatality from breast cancer by 25 to 30 percent or more. If that’s not enough to convince you to keep your next appointment, consider these 10 mammogram myths and facts and learn more about this screening method from BreastCancer.org.