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What is life expectancy for a patient with pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Some people can live many years with pulmoanry fibrosis in a state of relative quiet.
On the other extreme are people who have a rapid downhill course and die in weeks to months. Most people live for several years after diagnosis, but acute worsening can occur at any time.

In brief: Variable

Some people can live many years with pulmoanry fibrosis in a state of relative quiet.
On the other extreme are people who have a rapid downhill course and die in weeks to months. Most people live for several years after diagnosis, but acute worsening can occur at any time.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Data

Data shows that the average life span of a patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis is a 50% survival at 2 years; this is equivalent to most cancers.
The disease is not curable at this time.

In brief: Data

Data shows that the average life span of a patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis is a 50% survival at 2 years; this is equivalent to most cancers.
The disease is not curable at this time.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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