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Enhancing Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors through Yoga

Lee Majewski

Citation Information : Majewski L. Enhancing Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors through Yoga. 2016; 5 (2):7-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-5204

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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