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Is there a cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Medications for people with LAM are available, but they are used to lessen the effects on your body and prevent complications. A new medicine, Rapamycin, however, is currently being tested for its ability to control the growth of LAM cells and improve the lung function of people with LAM.

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Is lymphangioleiomyomatosis serious?
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How does lymphangioleiomyomatosis affect the body?
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Can men be affected by lymphangioleiomyomatosis?
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Can I spread my lymphangioleiomyomatosis to others?
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