An Overview of cancer

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Published by Community Oncology Nursing Committee of Dayton, Ohio, Available from Educational Materials for Health Professionals in [Dayton, Ohio] .

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  • Neoplasms -- Nurses" Instruction

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Statement[authors, Jennifer S. Shampton ... et al.].
GenreNurses" Instruction.
ContributionsShampton, Jennifer S., Community Oncology Nursing Committee of Dayton, Ohio.
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. :
Number of Pages56
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Open LibraryOL14760779M
OCLC/WorldCa29783567

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