What you need to know about cancer of the ovary
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Published by The Office in Bethesda, Md .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ovaries -- Cancer.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesCancer of the ovary.
Statement[prepared by Office of Cancer Communications, National Cancer Institute].
SeriesNIH publication -- no. 86-1561.
ContributionsNational Cancer Institute (U.S.). Office of Cancer Communications.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17668751M

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