Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Including Asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung), and Silicosis

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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. While there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases, there are treatments that can help you control your symptoms, prevent complications, and slow disease progression. Our goal is to help you manage your disease and improve your quality of life.