Mammograms and early detection are a significantly worthwhile approach to breast cancer survivorship. Mammograms are aimed at diagnosing breast cancer in early stages, so it may be treated and removed from the body. However, it is important to understand that mammograms and early detection are a reactionary approach, which should be paired with proactive approaches to realize the greatest impact in alleviating breast cancer as a health crisis. Proactive approaches seek to understand what causes cancer in order to avoid cancer diagnosis altogether. Additionally, mammograms expose bodies to small amounts of radiation, which hopefully in the future could be reserved only for cases with impending diagnosis, not prevention for the entire population. Get your annual mammogram, but also participate in #TheFaceOffChallenge as a complimentary proactive approach.