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Editorial

Climate Change and Cancer Care

Deborah K. Mayer
Mary McCabe
CJON 2013, 17(3), 231-232 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.231-232

The summer weather forecast was recently announced, predicting a greater number of storms along the East Coast (Rice, 2013). That forecast includes a prediction for 18 tropical storms and 9 hurricanes—a typical year has 12 and 7, respectively. This prediction may be frightening for those who survived Hurricane Katrina or Sandy, flooding in Illinois, or fires in northern California.

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