Download the Holding Their Breath article that was featured in September 2005′s Women’s Weekly.
Thank goodness the dramatic headline is not so true eight years later. LAM is rare. When diagnosed, it is typically in young mothers. However, average survival rate is estimated to be about 25 years post diagnosis. With good medical attention, lives are being extended.
Treatments and awareness have both progressed since the article was published in 2005. However researchers are still endeavouring to discover how to “turn off” the switch that causes LAM cells to proliferate.