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International/National Lymphedema Awareness Day - Open Mic Day

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Dr. Stanley Rockson (of Stanford University Medical School) states that:  "Lymphedema is a common disease.  Approximately 10 million Americans, for example, have lymphedema secondary to breast and pelvic cancer therapy, recurrent infections, injuries, or vascular surgery." (2010)  Imagine, if there were approximately 10 million Americans then, how many more there are now in 2014 (knowing that there is no cure for it as it stands to date)?

For many years, I had key advocates come on my show to discuss various cases and, especially, the aspects of advocating in the legislature.  On January 27th, Heather Ferguson (one of those advocates) will come on my show to discuss some updates on those legislative issues being presented.  

Today, though, I will open the mic up to patients, advocates, and caregivers especially to tell their stories on how Lymphedema has affected them.  We will then share this with legislators to personally hear the many stories typical to illustrate the pervasiveness of this condition.  

Please mark your calendars and join us on March 6th at 10a CST to share and/or be better informed about these issues.