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What is the prognosis for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)?

Generally, once a person is diagnosed with ALS, the average survival time is three to five years. In about 10 percent of ALS cases, the survival time is 10 years or more. And, as treatments improve, the lifespan for ALS patients is increasing overall.

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