Cancer rates and risks
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Cancer rates and risks by Angela Harras

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Published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Cancer -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Cancer -- Risk factors -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementAngela Harras.
LC ClassificationsRC276 .H37 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination205 p. :
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL595126M
LC Control Number96187224

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