I first read the 2nd edition of this book and found it extremely helpful. I wanted the latest edition and was not disappointed. This book contains the latest information as of 2005. I have recommended it to all my friends. I think that even though you very likely will not have breast cancer, you most certainly will have either a friend or relative who will. This book will help you understand breast cancer and what anyone who is diagnosed will face. It also gives you some suggestions for life style changes and precautions that a woman can use to help protect herself. I highly recommend that every woman read this book. I intend to give it to all my friends and family.