In case you haven't already been inundated by truckloads of pink ribbon and well-intentioned female friends hitting you up for money, I would like to point out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Thanks to my NFP charts, I get a monthly reminder to do my breast self exam on Day 6 of my cycle. It's kinda nice to have a chart to keep me accountable on such matters. Why Day 6? Well, really, it doesn't have to be exactly on Day 6, but within the 6-10 days after you start your cycle. Apparently your breasts are less lumpy and tender around this time, so the exam should be better/easier. And consistency will help you remember, so put it on the calendar.
If you're not sure, or just need a refresher, on how to do your self-exam, check out this 5-step plan (with pictures!) from breastcancer.org. Or how about a funny-but-informative video from the "bOOb Lady"?
And yes, your husband can help. Let's just say Day 6 is one of his favorite days of the month around here . . .