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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lung Transplantion Eligibility
I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2006 via lung biopsy. I am a non smoker. My father died of Idopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). My condition is now very bleak. I was evaluated for a transplant but deferred because of a nodule (1.3 cm) that was visible on CT scan. PET scan was negative. Two radiologists have diagnosed it as fibrosis, but another says could be Bronchial Alveolar Cancer (BAC) though remote. Too small and in an area too dangerous to biopsy. I am concerned.
Thank you for the question, another transplant evaluation may prove helpful.
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University