Breast cancer is a huge problem within the Latin community with millions of new diagnosis surfacing every year. Actress Lisa Vidal has decided to open up and talk about her battle with the disease.

According to FOX News Latino, Puerto Rican actress Lisa Vidal recently spoke out about her battle with breast cancer on the talk show "The Real." The starlet who hasn't really been candid about her cancer, has decided to share her journey letting women know that detecting cancer early is crucial to beating the sickness.

The "Being Mary Jane" starlet shared that she always had her mammograms done consistently but they didn't show anything.

"My diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinona. And here’s the thing, it’s so crazy because my mammogram showed nothing,” the 51-year-old Vidal told the hosts. “The reason I really wanted to talk about this, not only to share the experience, but to also say that early diagnosis is so crucial and mammograms don’t always find it.”

While the actress share sthat she has nothing against mammograms, she claims that having an ultrasound ultimately saved her life.

“A mammogram is like a snow storm and you’re trying to find a snowflake,” Vidal said. “You don’t see it until it’s much worse and so that’s why I really, kind of, want to advocate for women to get ultrasounds and early detection and so that was my diagnosis. The good this was that it was treatable.”

This was a big move for the starlet who has never spoken publicly about her battle with breast cancer. Although she has paid homage to women and nayone affected by breast cancer, she has never admitted to her own diagnosis.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the actress honored survivors with a post via her Instagram page.