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What are the treatment options for lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Unfortunately, there are no current treatments available to keep lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) cells and cysts from growing. Treatments for LAM consist of lessening the painful effects and preventing complications. These treatments include oxygen therapy, fluid removal from the lungs and chest, medicines that increase air flow to the lungs, lung transplants, and hormone therapy. A new medicine, Rapamycin, is being tested for its ability to improve the lung function of people suffering from LAM.

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