I did not know it eight years ago. I thought I knew the basics – I planned an annual women's test and helped breast cancer awareness whenever an opportunity presented itself; But without a family history of the disease, I would never have thought that I needed to know more. My journey with breast cancer started quite unexpectedly in September 2011, when I was William Schoolcraft, fertility specialist and founder of the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), visited to begin an in vitro fertilization cycle for my husband Bill and I start our path to becoming parents. Dr. Schoolcraft ordered a mammogram before starting any fertility treatments, a CCRM test for each patient to make sure that the patients are healthy before undergoing an ant treatment ̵1; something I did not do before a fertility clinic. What was originally thought to be the most exciting time in our lives quickly became more scary than the typical Nerves of the Start A family. The test, to the general surprise, found an early-stage tumor. To this day, I think what if I had not sought treatment with CCRM ? If the test had not been carried out, who knows how my trip could have changed?