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Lay representations of breast cancer. / Payne, Sheila.

In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.1990, p. 1-11.

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Payne, S 1990, 'Lay representations of breast cancer.', Psychology and Health, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870449008400405

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Payne, Sheila. / Lay representations of breast cancer. In: Psychology and Health. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 1-11.

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