Learning that you have breast cancer is a shocking experience. Not only are people fearful of their future, they are also faced with difficult choices about treatment and worries about its impact on themselves, their family and friends. Understanding Breast Cancer includes essential information and practical advice on coping with every aspect of breast cancer, including: The treatment options available. Coming to terms with the psychological impact. Breast reconstruction and prostheses. Complementary therapies and diet. Breast cancer, pregnancy and fertility. Joy Ogden is a health journalist who uses her own encounter with breast cancer to answer the questions of others in a similar situation. She talks to many such women, and men, about their experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and includes their stories here.