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Women remain confused about breast cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:600
  1. Margaret Spittle, Consultant clinical oncologist,
  2. Delyth Morgan, Chief executive
  1. Department of Radiology and Oncology, Middlesex Hospital, London W1N 8AA
  2. Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Kingsway House, London WC2B 6QX

    EDITOR—Lavelle and Charlton correctly identify the need for a new baseline of women's views on breast cancer.1 A clear understanding of the fears and myths associated with the condition is useful to doctors and forms a critical component of any health education programme. A recent opinion poll conducted on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Cancer may help to shed some additional light …

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