This collection presents the words of more than 20 women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, along with stories from their husbands, children, parents, friends, and caregivers. Each profile offers a complete "Medical Bio" that details the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and present status of each woman. As they talk of their daily struggles with doctors, decision-making, and drugs, their words will be familiar yet alien, terrifying yet comforting to those who have the disease, those who love them, and the one in eight women who will be newly diagnosed this year. The contributors are more similar sociologically than medically, which is a drawback to this compilation. They are all white (except one), middle-class, educated women. But medically, their stories run the gamut, and that is their true value. Dr. Hugh Hogle, a breast cancer specialist partly behind this project, offers a poignant comment regarding his mother's battle with breast cancer. "It has been nineteen years.... Most of the family have almost forgotten she ever had the disease. I know she thinks about it every single day." Recommended for public library and patient education collections. (For other portraits of women with breast cancer, see Gayle Feldman's You Don't Have To Be Your Mother, LJ 2/15/94; Joyce Wadler's My Breast, LJ 9/15/92; and Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum's Cancer in Two Voices, LJ 10/1/91. 2d ed. 1996.)-Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"