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International Journal of Breast Cancer
Volume 2012, Article ID 908547, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/908547
Clinical Study

Experience of Initial Symptoms of Breast Cancer and Triggers for Action in Ethiopia

1Division of Global Health Systems and Research, Axios International 75001, Paris, France
2Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210-2938, USA
3Radiology Department, Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine, Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4Ethiopia Breast Cancer Project, Axios Foundation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5Ethiopian Cancer Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Received 26 August 2011; Accepted 24 November 2011

Academic Editor: Maria Paula Curado

Copyright © 2012 Timothy D. Dye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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