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More than 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors.

Breast Cancer. The Health Gazette Web site. http://www.tfn.net/HealthGazette/breast.html. Published 2000

Reference

Title
Breast Cancer
Publication
The Health Gazette
Publication Date
Published 2000
Authors
Hempel, Karl
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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