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Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties. / Thomas, Carol.

In: Qualitative Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2008, p. 423-433.

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Thomas, Carol. / Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties. In: Qualitative Research. 2008 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 423-433.

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