Cancer in women

Canada, 1974

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A self-help film designed to convince women of the need for regular physical check-ups to detect and counter early symptoms of cancer. The cost of neglect is high, and the film presents ample and convincing evidence: what is shown is strong medicine, and intentionally so— the malignant growths, the ugly scars, the excised tumours. The procedures followed in examination for cancer are shown.

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Cheryl Wright


Rex Tasker

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National Film Board of Canada



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