Stark Facts about Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Men are nearly twice as likely as women to suffer from IPF.
  • There are 6000 new cases of IPF every year in the UK.
  • 50% of IPF sufferers die within 3 years of diagnosis.
  • More than 30,000 people will be diagnosed with IPF in the 27 EU countries each year.
  • IPF is more common than all leukaemias combined.
  • Most patients are diagnosed 1-12 years after their first symptoms.
  • 5 million people worldwide have IPF.

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[Information taken from Intermune]