Overview85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer today will be survivors of this disease. Your goal is to join that majority. The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Breast Cancer is a concise a how to guide that takes you through the journey of breast cancer treatment. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment options available, the complicated schedule ahead, and the task of putting together your plan of action so that you become a cancer survivor. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will allow you participate in the decision making about your care and treatment. About the Series: Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients' Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.