In this guest column by UTMB’s Dr. Techksell McNight Washington: Breast cancer can be prevented if at-risk women arm themselves with knowledge and work with their health care providers to determine an individual course of action. Some preventive treatments may seem daunting. But it’s so important to begin the conversation with your practitioner. October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, is the perfect time to make the appointment. I encourage you to take that step.