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Sunday, April 20, 2014
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Stage 4 Emphysema
I cough up clear phlegm all day! The only thing that stops it is my cough syrup that has codine in it. I am 70 years old and had both breasts removed due to breast cancer. Also had my lower right lobe of my lung removed. Am I in the end stages of pulmonary failure?
NetWellness receives many questions regarding prognosis and life expectancy for persons with lung disorders. Although it is not possible to provide specific predictions in a forum such as this, you may find the following guidelines helpful in knowing what to expect.Emphysema: Stages and Life Expectancy
Please accept our best wishes.
Karen L Wood, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University