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5 Facts you should know about

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

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A rare lung disease that mainly affects women, usually during their childbearing years

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) occurs in 3-8 women per million in the general population

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There are 2 forms of LAM - a sporadic form, which occurs for unknown reasons, and a form that occurs in people with tuberous sclerosis complex

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It typically results in cystic lung destruction

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Diagnosis is typically delayed 5 to 6 years because it’s often diagnosed as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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