The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer sometime in her life is one in eight. And one special group of Laredo women is taking that number to heart. Patty San Miguel comes from a big family, she's the youngest of 15 children, with 7 brothers and 7 sisters. So knowing that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, that's a statistic the 8 sisters don't take lightly. "We tend to say, oh well you know what it's not going to happen to us, but we have to remind each other that it can happen to any of us." The 8 sisters have made it a point to all get their mammograms each and every year and it's become a tradition of sorts come the month of October. "We remind each other as often as we can, have you got your mammogram this year, I’m going to go and I’m going to get it done." Patty and her sisters had an aunt that was diagnosed with breast cancer 40 years ago so they know the importance of early detection. "Some of my sisters have found some cysts, fortunately they have been benign, but because they take care of themselves and they're so good about getting their tests done." "Women that get these mammograms every year have a lot higher likelihood of having an early detection. The earlier we detect the cancer, the better it is for the patient." Doctor Jose Vasquez says going through breast cancer can be extremely difficult on the patient so a good support system like the one patty and her sisters have is a blessing. "When the patient feels that she has a support group, family members, friends, physicians, or other auxiliary services, such as psychiatrists, psychologists and specialized nursing, they feel a little bit more at ease." Patty says it's also the support from her husband, 4 stepchildren and 6 grandchildren, that helps her be prepared for whatever comes her way. "The love for each other that we have, and we're very close, close knit family fortunately, especially the sisters."