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Among women, the 4 leading incident cancers from 2000-2004 were breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine.

Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives; October 2007. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/116330621/HTMLSTART

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Title
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards
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