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43% of older men and 45% of older women with a history of cancer report some type of activity limitation.

Reference

Title
The Burden of Cancer in American Adults
Publication
Pfizer Facts
Publisher
Pfizer Inc.
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Pfizer Inc
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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