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Inequalities in cancer screening

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Cancer is the second most common cause of death in OECD countries, responsible for 27% of all deaths in 2006. Among women, breast cancer is the most common form, accounting for 30% or more of new cases each year and 16% of cancer deaths in 2006. Cervical cancer accounts for an additional 5% of new cases, and 3% of female cancer deaths (see Indicator 1.5 "Mortality from Cancer").

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2009-12-01

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