Is a lung transplant right for you?

In carefully selected patients, a lung transplant offers the best chance of a longer and better quality of life

Key points

  • Having a lung transplant improves the quality and length of life for most patients
  • It is not a cure. There are risks as well as benefits
  • Tests will be needed to determine if you are able to have a lung transplant
  • Lung transplants are not suitable for all patients with chronic lung disease

Discuss your options with your lung doctor (pulmonologist)

If you’re considering a lung transplant, your first step is to talk to your lung doctor. 

If you and your doctor agree a lung transplant may be a good treatment for you, they will arrange for you to have a series of tests.

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