Cancer facts for people over 50.
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Cancer facts for people over 50.

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Published by National Cancer Institute in [Bethesda, Md.?] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Older people -- Diseases.,
  • Cancer.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesNIH publication -- no. 84-456., DHHS publication -- no. (NIH) 84-456.
ContributionsNational Cancer Institute (U.S.), National Institute on Aging., National Institutes of Health (U.S.), American Association of Retired Persons.
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17830055M

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