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Cancer Symptoms (cont.)

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Author: Jerry Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Charles Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Mary Buechler, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Deaconess-Glover Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Elizabeth Buechler, MD, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School; Paul A Janson, MD, Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, EMT/RN Consultants; Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lawrence General Hospital.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.


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Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2009

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