Climate change, global warming and lymphoedemas

With the advent of earlier detection of cancers, the increasing use of sentinel node biopsy/sampling, the introduction of 3D radiotherapy and improved detection of the early signs of lymphatic failure, we are seeing a decrease in the incidence/prevalence/severity of cancer-related lymphoedemas, which is great news. However, there is also some bad news on the horizon; the world is warming!


  • Neil Piller

    Director, Lymphoedema Research Unit, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

  • Sine Aberdour

    MD Research student, Flinders University School of Medecine, Adelaide, South Australia


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