Effect of breast self-examination techniques on the risk of death from breast cancer

Harvey, Bart J.; Miller, Anthony B.
November 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 9, p1205
Academic Journal
Presents a study to determine the measureable effect of using breast self-examination techniques on the risk of death from breast cancer. Design and setting of the study; Random selection of subjects; Exposure and outcome measures; Results and conclusion.


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