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How common is pulmonary fibrosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pulmonary fibrosis is considered a rare disease. A 2006 study reported that about 128,000 people in the United States have pulmonary fibrosis, which is about 1 in every 2400 Americans. However, some estimates indicate that as many as 200,000 Americans may have the disease (about 1 in 1550). Causing over 40,000 deaths each year, pulmonary fibrosis kills as many Americans every year as does breast cancer.

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