How long do people live after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease?

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ALS

Approximately 5 years
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Month to years

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is fatal in about 75% of patients within one to five years after symptom start, with median survival of 4 years or less. This can vary by patient and sometimes patient live for > 5 years.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Sclerosis