Can a lung transplant cure pulmonary fibrosis?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable disease with no current cure.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease with a dismal prognosis. Eventually, the lungs become too scarred to function and the damage cannot be reversed. Because of this, a lung transplant can be a second chance for a patient, but the procedure is not without risks.
A lung transplant may improve your health and well-being, but it is major surgery. Also, complications may appear during and at any time after the surgery.
You should be evaluated by a lung transplant physician soon after your diagnosis to determine whether or not you can have this procedure.
You will need to meet certain requirements to establish your eligibility for a lung transplant:
You should talk to your doctor to find out more about how and where to receive a lung transplant evaluation.