Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Including Asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis, and Silicosis

If you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis or interstitial lung disease (ILD), you probably have serious questions: Are there treatments that will reduce my fatigue and shortness of breath, so I can go about my life? Is there a way to keep my disease from getting worse? Will this disease shorten my life? At Duke, our nationally ranked lung program has extensive experience helping people like you. Our goal is to help you control your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis/Interstitial Lung Disease Is Critical

While there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases, there are treatments that can help manage your symptoms, prevent complications, and slow the progression of your disease. If you don’t receive treatment for your interstitial lung disease, it could result in severe damage to your lungs that can only be remedied by a  lung transplant

Choosing a Pulmonary Fibrosis/Interstitial Lung Disease Doctor or Treatment Center

Duke has a dedicated program designed to meet the needs of people with all types of interstitial lung disease, including asbestosis, pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), and silicosis. Our pulmonologists have experience treating every stage of your disease.

  • You’ll receive a thorough review of your health history as well as advanced lab and imaging tests to make sure you have an accurate diagnosis
  • You’ll have access to the latest treatments. Our lung team in Durham frequently enrolls patients in clinical trials that test new treatments for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases.
  • If you need a lung transplant, our transplant program ranks among the nation’s best, with survival rates above the national average and one of the shortest wait times in the U.S.
  • You’ll receive tools and support from our pulmonary rehabilitation program to help you learn about your condition and make lifestyle changes that will help you control your interstitial lung disease.
  • Your treatment team may include pulmonologists, radiologists, cardiologists, pathologists, rehab specialists, and other professionals who work together to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
  • If you live outside the Raleigh-Durham area, we’ll coordinate your care with your local doctors.

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