5 Myths About Lung Transplants

Professor Daniel Chambers from the Queensland Lung Transplant Service at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia debunks myths about lung transplants for cystic fibrosis patients and other patients with lung problems. Read about five of the myths here:

Myth 1: Lung transplantation is an experimental treatment.

Lung transplant was considered “revolutionary” when it was first performed in Canada in 1983. Nowadays, it’s a well-established treatment option for patients suffering from advanced lung diseases. Over 40,000 transplants have been successfully performed worldwide.

Learn more about cystic fibrosis and lung transplants here.