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Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor Status

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Also known as: Estrogen Receptors; Progesterone Receptors; ER and PR Status; Hormone Receptor Status
Formal name: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor Status

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Sources Used in Current Review

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