When the diagnosis is pancreatic cancer

Greifzu, Sherry; Dest, Vanna; Moore, Kathleen A.
September 1991
RN;Sep91, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p38
Academic Journal
Reports on nursing patients with pancreatic cancer. Significance of tumor site to the prognosis of pancreatic cancer; Facts on surgery for pancreatic cancer; Diagnosis.


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