Breast cancer is the third most common type of cancer in Australia and in the top five cancers in most other western countries. It is a disease which affects as many as 1 in 8 women who live to 85 years old. These cold hard statistics do not help deal with the devastation which a diagnosis of cancer can cause. The purpose of A Psychological Survival Guide for Breast Cancer is to help explain common experiences and emotions associated with the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. The book has practical advice and insightful understanding to help navigate the psychological and emotional experiences associated with breast cancer. The book is designed to be a quick read rather than a text book as the typical cancer suff er has many issues to deal with in their lives. While written directly for the woman who has breast cancer, it is a useful aid for the friends and family to understand some of the issues involved. Professionals may also benefi t from the insights and explanations.