Current statistics show that one out of nine women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important that students, adults, and professionals alike possess a thorough understanding of this all-too-common disease. The positive effects of prevention and early detection are well-known, making a knowledge of signs, symptoms, causes, tests, and other factors essential. In "The A to Z of Breast Cancer", more than 500 detailed entries discuss breast cancer in men and women, including statistics, prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, and much more. "The A to Z of Breast Cancer" also provides an in-depth look at the diagnostic processes associated with breast cancer, as well as relevant health information, current drugs and procedures, warning signs, breakthrough research, and more, to better help those affected by this disease. Appendixes offer listings of organizations and associations, sources for further reading, and additional useful information to help breast cancer patients and those close to them gain a broader understanding of the disease.