IPF is relatively rare but today there are more than 1 million people living with IPF worldwide
IPF is difficult to identify, and on average it takes 1-2 years to diagnose
A lung transplant can be a cure for IPF, but it is a major operation and only a minority of patients are eligible
With IPF, tissue in the lungs is damaged and progressively becomes scarred, making it harder to breathe
IPF medicines may slow down the progress of the condition
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