Pulmonary and Critical Care In the Department of Medicine

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Program

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that affects almost exclusively women. The disease is characterized by an unusual type of muscle cell that invades the tissue of the lungs, including the airways, and blood and lymph vessels. Over time, these muscle cells form into bundles and grow into the walls of the airways, and blood and lymph vessels, causing them to become obstructed.

Stanford University Medical Center recently started a LAM Clinic that occurs monthly to focus on the unique needs of patients with LAM. Drs. Stephen Ruoss and Roland Nador see patients in this clinic.

In addition, a LAM Support Group meets every other month at the medical center. Approximately 10-15 LAM patients and their families attend meetings which usually include a guest speaker on topics of interest plus time to visit and ask questions.

The LAM Foundation has been instrumental in getting the word out by helping with mailings to its members.

For more information, or to register for a meeting, please contact: , phone: (650) 725-8082

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