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Local resident works to make a difference for lymphedema patients

Local resident works to make a difference for lymphedema patients

Del Mar resident Amy Caterina is using her voice to raise awareness about lymphatic disease and to fight for better treatment for all.

Caterina, who has lymphedema, has traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby California representatives with the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LEARN) and received World Lymphedema Day proclamations from both San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry and Assemblyman Todd Gloria.

“There’s a big push to raise awareness of the disease,” said Caterina, who is working on the behalf of fellow patients to ask for improved treatment and the need for more medical research.

Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in...

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