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Is Black Lung Treatable? 

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There is no cure for black lung disease, so treatment usually focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. Black lung, or coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP), is an occupational lung disease that most commonly affects miners who have inhaled coal dust over an extended period of time.

A black lung treatment regimen will vary based on whether a person has a simple or complicated form of CWP and what specific symptoms are being experienced. Generally speaking, medications and supplemental oxygen may be used to improve breathing and control co-existing symptoms from related conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lung transplantation may be recommended for patients with very severe cases of black lung.

Autologous stem cell therapy is an alternative black lung treatment that is showing encouraging results in some patients. This treatment involves using the patient’s own stem cells to promote the body’s natural healing processes, which may in turn help reduce lung inflammation and ease unpleasant symptoms like coughing and shortness of breath. Because stem cells are found naturally in the body and are not a drug, most patients don’t experience any negative side effects.

The Lung Institute offers the latest breakthroughs in autologous stem cell therapy to adults with black lung disease and other chronic lung conditions. As the only stem cell center in the world to focus exclusively on lung disease, the Lung Institute can be your first choice for stem cell-based black lung treatment. Consider contacting our friendly medical team today at (800) 729-3065 if traditional treatment approaches are not providing the symptom relief you desire. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and determine if you are a potential candidate for stem cell therapy.


  1. Lung Institute

    6 months ago


    We are sorry to hear about your father’s lung disease.

    In order for our medical team to determine if your father is a candidate and which treatment option may work best, we need to gather more medical information over a secure line. To do this, we need to speak with you one-on-one over our secure phone line.

    Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so please give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Ms. Nicols

    6 months ago

    Good day!

    I hope that there can be A cure for my father’s lung Disease, it was from having a TUBERCULOSIS to being a copd PATIENt for more THAN 10years..the doctor told us that his at severe stage, I hope that there will be cure for him.hoping for your immediate response.thank you

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