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Stage 4: Questions to ask your Doctor

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This information was reviewed and approved by Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS (9/1/2017).

Stage 4 of IPF requires advance oxygen needs, which means needing high-flow oxygen or when a lightweight, portable delivery system is unable to meet a person with IPFs needs. 

Questions to ask your health care provider with Stage 4 Idiopathic Pulmonary FIbrosis

  • What is the normal life expectancy at this point?

  • What palliative care resources are available?

  • What does the end look like?

  • Can you guarantee that I will not suffer?

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