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Breast cancer screening by Joan Austoker

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
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  • Breast -- Cancer -- Diagnosis.,
  • Medical screening.,
  • Breast Neoplasms -- diagnosis.

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Edition Notes

StatementJoan Austoker, John Humphreys.
SeriesPractical guides for general practice ;, 6, Oxford medical publications.
ContributionsHumphreys, John, MRCGP., Cancer Research Campaign (Great Britain), National Breast Screening Programme (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsRC280.B8 A95 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 54 p. :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2048091M
ISBN 100192617893
LC Control Number88025359

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