LAM Foundation hosts conference

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Patients, doctors and researchers from all over the world gathered Sunday at the Westin for the last day of the LAM foundation conference.

LAM is a fatal lung disease that only strikes women in the prime of their lives.

The LAM Foundation was founded by a local woman 16 years ago after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease.

It's estimated that as many as a quarter of a million women worldwide may have LAM, but are currently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with asthma, emphysema or pulmonary bronchitis.

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