In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Danny Shouhed sits down with his beloved mother-in-law, Cris, as she recalls the intimate details of her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and the road to recovery.

Nearly thirteen years ago, Cris learned she had breast cancer after detecting a lump from a routine self breast exam. From diagnosis to patient to survivor, Cris offers a candid look into her very personal struggles – and triumphs – with the potentially deadly disease that affects 1 in 8 women. In the short video below, hear her heart-to-heart discussion with Dr. Shouhed about her unexpected diagnosis, the dread of telling her family, an uncertain future, and the advice she has for women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Plus Kris shares her message to all women about what they can do NOW to catch early detection.

From Self-Detection To Survivor Status: One Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey

The following is an overview of the Facetime call between Dr. Shouhed and his mother-in-law, Kris. Watch the video below for more details.

About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign reserved from October 1st – October 31st, to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on those diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones. Proponents of the cause seek to support women at every stage of their journey – from diagnosis to treatment to recovery to survivor status – whether through fundraising, donations, or providing resources, education, or their time. The National Breast Cancer Foundation members are continually looking for different and innovative ways to give back to their community of fearless women, providing a sense of peace, comfort, and camaraderie during an arguably challenging time. Join the cause, support the movement, and bring help, hope, and healing to women by visiting or To help fund research for critical metastatic breast cancer, be sure to visit or call 1-877-GOKOMEN.