5 Myths About Lung Transplants

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Prof. Daniel Chambers from the Queensland Lung Transplant Service, at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, debunks ten myths about lung transplants for pulmonary fibrosis patients and other patients with lung problems. Read about five of the myths here:

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Myth 1. “Lung Transplantation is an experimental treatment.”

Lung transplant was considered “revolutionary” when it was first performed in Canada, in 1983. Nowadays, it’s a well-established treatment for patients suffering from advanced lung diseases. Over 40,000 transplants have been successfully performed worldwide.

While there is currently no known cure for IPF, there are treatments available to help ease the symptoms.

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