Learn About LAM
LAM is the result of genetic mutations leading to the production of abnormal cells in the lungs, lymph nodes, kidneys and sometimes other organs. The growth of these cells can cause organ tissue damage and impaired function.
LAM Symptoms and Diagnosis
Because it is so rare, LAM can be hard to diagnose. Symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, fatigue, frequent cough and chest pain that may signal a collapsed lung.
Treating and Managing LAM
LAM is a chronic disease, meaning you may have symptoms or require treatment for your lifetime. Treatments for LAM are aimed at slowing progression of the disease, easing symptoms and preventing complications.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About LAM
Being diagnosed with LAM is lifechanging. That is why making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can be helpful when talking to your doctor.