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How do I care for someone with pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis?

Caring for someone with pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH) can be challenging because of the chronic nature of the disease. Because the most important aspect of treatment is stopping smoking, it's important to support your loved one as they give up that habit. Help reinforce that quitting is necessary for any kind of effective treatment. Also, help make sure they follow other treatment advice from their doctor regarding medication or surgeries. Provide as much emotional support as you can for your loved one with PLCH.

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