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TREAT ILD—A: awareness and access, I: identify other conditions

You have the right to clear, trusted answers about ILD and your specific diagnosis. Sometimes, your location or first language can affect your ability to access such information. Other times, you might feel uncomfortable speaking up if you don’t understand a piece of info or want more details.

We understand how vital fact-based decision making is when it comes to your diagnosis, treatment, and daily life. That’s why we want you to know that you have a right to:

  • Easily understandable information from your care team
  • Printed educational materials
  • An interpreter at your physician, pharmacy, and physical therapist as well as translated printed materials, if needed
  • The accompaniment of a friend, family member, or caregiver at appointments and consultations

Never hesitate to ask your care providers for more information, additional resources, or a referral for another opinion.

Living with Interstitial Lung Disease Patient Education Guide

This 52-page guide explores every facet of ILD that you may encounter, from diagnosis and treatment to support and myths. With the most up-to-date information available, this guide will help you and your loved ones feel confident when making decisions about your diagnosis.

Living with Interstitial Lung Disease

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Up-to-date information, research, and local support

Additional resources about Interstitial Lung Disease and related conditions

Identify Comorbidities PDF

Identify Other Conditions

Relationships of Conditions in ILD

Relationships of Conditions in ILD

Navigating Pulmonary Fibrosis Guide

Navigating Pulmonary Fibrosis

Erin Popovich Endowment

Patients living with ILD are steadily deprived of their ability to breathe, and with that, they are deprived of everything else, including their hope for the future. The Erin Popovich Endowment ensures they’re not also deprived of the support they need to face their diagnosis with courage and strength. Here, we’ll provide the tools patients need to live a life full of the people and places they love.


The Erin Popovich Endowment, established with the CHEST Foundation, is changing what it means to live with ILD. The CHEST Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Honor Erin’s vision—support the Erin Popovich Endowment today. DONATE

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