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Cancer: clinical features and management 

Cancer: clinical features and management

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Cancer: clinical features and management
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R. L. Souhami

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0605

November 30, 2011: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 22 July 2017

Cancer is common and will be the cause of death of about 20% of the population of developed countries. Every clinician should be aware of the many ways in which it presents. Delay in diagnosis may diminish the chances of successful treatment and always creates anxiety for the patient. Expert advice, immediate investigation, and definitive biopsy diagnosis should be obtained speedily....

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