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Women's risk of dying of heart disease is always greater than their risk of dying of breast cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:539
  1. John Haybittle, Visiting worker
  1. MRC Clinical Trials Unit, Cancer Division, Cambridge CB2 2BW

    EDITOR—Bunker et al put in perspective the risks of women developing and dying of breast cancer.1 It may, however, be useful to clarify the distinction between the cumulative risk they report—the risk of a woman developing breast cancer before a certain age—and …

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