Advocates of lyme disease awareness support early detection at viewing of "Under Our Skin"
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:34:19 GMT —
ore than one hundred neighbors who have been impacted by Lyme disease came out to the Palace Theater to watch the documentary "Under Our Skin," the movie is an eye opener.
Daniel Cameron is a doctor who was speaking at the Palace Theater. He was talking about Lyme disease and how early detection is always key. "Lyme diseases is one of those diseases that's in a tick and that tick is all over the area, it's all over the country. You just never know if someone you love or care about might be affected by lyme disease," says Cameron.
Cathy Hudson from Baldwinsville knows first hand. Her 21 years old son Scott was diagnosed with chronic lyme disease earlier this year. They didn't know how long ago the tick bit him. He lives with a 6 millimeter spot in his brain and lives at home and functions normally, but he may have issues walking in the future.
"You could get a tick on the back of your head and you may never know it. Just get as much information, people need to be aware. It's out there you may not even know you have it until you've had it for too long," says Hudson.
A bill is being voted on this upcoming year in Albany. It aims to make insurance companies recognize chronic lyme disease as a legitimate disease which needs treatment and money. Advocates here says this is not presently happening due to the cost of medication. If the bill passes neighbors say it would increase early treatment for chronic lyme disease.