Singer Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 after a self-examination, which led her to her doctor for further testing. "I wasn't feeling right, and I had found lumps before, but this time, it just felt different," she said. Even after a mammogram and needle biopsy came out negative, "my instincts were telling me that something wasn't right," she recalled. "After a surgical biopsy, they found the cancer."
"I don't tell the story to scare people," she says, "but to really stress the importance of knowing your own body and trusting your instincts. This is the very reason I am now such a big supporter of monthly breast self-exams."