Breast cancer resource guide for minority women

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Published by Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services in Rockville, Md .

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  • Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment -- United States -- Societies, etc. -- Directories.,
  • Breast -- Cancer -- Research -- United States -- Bibliography.,
  • Women"s health services -- United States -- Directories.,
  • Minority women -- United States.

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Statementdeveloped by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.
GenreDirectories., Bibliography.
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Minority Health. Resource Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23023207M

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Breast Cancer Resource Guide for Minority Women OfThce of Minority Health Resource Center Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and the sec-ond leading cause of cancer death among women.

Every year, aboutnew cases of breast cancer are reported nationwide and more t women die from the disease. Breast cancer resource guide for minority women. Rockville, Md.: Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S.

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