Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF)

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Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lungs. The information here can be helpful to anyone facing one of the many types of pulmonary fibrosis, including the most commonly diagnosed, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).


What you need to know about pulmonary fibrosis

Find out about the types, symptoms and risk factors of pulmonary fibrosis.
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What to do after a pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis

Learn important treatment information, what to expect and how to get support.
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What to do when a loved one is diagnosed

Know what you can do to help someone living with pulmonary fibrosis.
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Hear from Erica Farrand, MD, a Pulmonologist at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as Laura R, a patient living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on this patient focused webinar from the American Lung Association. Topics covered will include symptoms, diagnosis, management and what to expect moving forward.

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Living with and managing an interstitial lung disease (ILD), like pulmonary fibrosis, can be both challenging and overwhelming. Join the American Lung Association, with support from Boehringer Ingelheim, for a patient focused webinar geared towards patients who have been living with an ILD. Hear from Erica Farrand, MD, a pulmonologist with the University of California, San Francisco, as well as Demi, a patient living with an ILD.

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Talk to an expert

Our Lung HelpLine is staffed by registered nurses and respiratory therapists ready to help answer your questions about pulmonary fibrosis. Call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872).
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For healthcare providers

Learn about pulmonary fibrosis and resources that can help your patients.
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Your story helps raise much-needed awareness of the disease and lets people facing pulmonary fibrosis know they are not alone.

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