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Stage at Diagnosis and Delay in Seeking Medical Care Among Women With Breast Cancer, Delhi, India

Sedigheh Pakseresht 1 , Gopal Krishna Ingle 2 , Suneela Garg 2 and Nahid Sarafraz 3 , *
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1 Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran
2 Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: December 01, 2014, 16 (12); e14490
  • Published Online: December 30, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 19, 2013
  • Revised: September 6, 2014
  • Accepted: October 18, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.14490

To Cite: Pakseresht S, Ingle G K, Garg S, Sarafraz N. Stage at Diagnosis and Delay in Seeking Medical Care Among Women With Breast Cancer, Delhi, India, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014 ; 16(12):e14490. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.14490.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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