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Med Clin North Am. 1998 Mar;82(2):321-33.

Cancer and women.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.


Women have special physiologic considerations that may increase their risk of being diagnosed with certain cancers; however, the most important aspect to remember is that women are diagnosed with and die from many of the same malignancies as men. Health care providers need to be vigilant in evaluating women because one of the best ways to increase the chance of survival is early detection.

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