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Treatment Pulmonology


Unfortunately, there is no cure for silicosis. However, there is a variety of treatments available to help manage symptoms and prevent complications associated with the disease.

In severe cases, lung transplant may be an option for some patients with silicosis.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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FAQ: Lung Transplant

Common questions regarding lung transplants including, how it will change a patient's life, how long the waiting list is, potential complications and more.

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