What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
The public is unaware
IPF is five times more common than cystic fibrosis and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (or ALS), yet the disease remains virtually unknown (to general public and even among some physicians) and IPF receives a fraction of the research funding.
As common as breast cancer
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) affects about 128,100 people in the United States, with about 48,000 new cases diagnosed annually.
Most cases misdiagnosed
Pulmonary Fibrosis can be difficult to diagnose. An estimated 50% of cases are initially misdiagnosed as another form of respiratory disease.