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A woman living in the U.S. has a 1 in 7 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

The Health Gazette : Early Detection of Breast Cancer. The Health Gazette Web site. https://www.tallahasseeprimarycare.com/healthgazette/early-detection-of-breast-cancer/. Published 2000

Reference

Title
The Health Gazette : Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Publication
The Health Gazette
Publication Date
Published 2000
Authors
Hempel K
URL
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  • Human Burden

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