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Is lymphangioleiomyomatosis serious?

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a serious lung disease with a number of symptoms, including shortness of breath after physical exertion; chest pain that increases when inhaling, coughing that may include bloody phlegm, wheezing, and blood in the urine. Other common symptoms include collapsed lung, body fluids building up inside the lungs, and swollen lymph nodes. These symptoms may get progressively worse as the LAM cells and cysts expand in the lungs, and may eventually be fatal.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my lymphangioleiomyomatosis symptoms?
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What are the treatment options for lymphangioleiomyomatosis?
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