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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer.

Oral contraceptives and breast cancer / Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04493-6

1. Breast—Cancer—Epidemiology—Congresses. 2. Oral contraceptives—Side effects—Congresses. I. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Breast Neoplasms—chemically induced. 2. Contraceptives, Oral—adverse effects. 3. Risk Factors. WP 870 I575o]

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