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According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will have invasive breast cancer, but many will live at least 20 years after their diagnoses. Surgical breast oncologist Nathanson here celebrates that survival rate with 71 stories of breast cancer patients who beat the disease. These narratives describe the shock of diagnosis and the physical toll of treatment as well as the support of family and friends and spirituality. Some are written as the breast cancer cycle-detection, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation-with the patients' words interwoven with Nathanson's empathetic commentary. Six chapters are case studies of six different patients, including one man. Readers will also find coverage of the negative aspects of breast cancer, e.g., difficult interactions with healthcare professionals and the struggle to maintain one's everyday life while undergoing treatment. Encouraging readers not to see breast cancer as a death sentence, this book will comfort those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families and friends. Recommended for consumer health and public libraries.