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For how long do people with end stage cystic fibrosis usually survive after a lung transplant?

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In brief: Long enough to

have a meaningful and purposeful life.
The statistics show that over 67% of people who receive a lung transplant are alive and well five years later and more than half of those ten years later. Because the lungs do not carry the mutation, all lung symptoms are gone. You would still have the effect of CF in other organs, however so would still work with the CF team. Read this https://www.cff.org/CF-Community-Blog/Posts/2017/Finding-New-Purpose-After-Getting-New-Lungs/

In brief: Long enough to

have a meaningful and purposeful life.
The statistics show that over 67% of people who receive a lung transplant are alive and well five years later and more than half of those ten years later. Because the lungs do not carry the mutation, all lung symptoms are gone. You would still have the effect of CF in other organs, however so would still work with the CF team. Read this https://www.cff.org/CF-Community-Blog/Posts/2017/Finding-New-Purpose-After-Getting-New-Lungs/
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Wow, too many...

...individual variables to provide a general answer, including how much the transplant recipient commits to living the lifestyle needed to keep the new lungs healthy.
However, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers some advice: https://www.cff.org/Life-With-CF/Treatments-and-Therapies/Lung-Transplantation/

In brief: Wow, too many...

...individual variables to provide a general answer, including how much the transplant recipient commits to living the lifestyle needed to keep the new lungs healthy.
However, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers some advice: https://www.cff.org/Life-With-CF/Treatments-and-Therapies/Lung-Transplantation/
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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