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COPD and Emphysema: Want to connect with others

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@rogereddy

What kind of stuff do you volunteer for at the Mayo Clinic do they have stem cell research I have confessed, very bad I just want to live very badly I'm open to qualify for the Zephyr valve but I'm not sure if that's going to even happen

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I'm sorry it was supposed to say I have emphysema very badly

@rogereddy @colleenyoung @merpreb Your post caught my eye because I just had my routine CT scan done last week and she pointed out areas where I have some emphysema. I'm not sure of the answer to your question, but I have copied in Colleen and Merry who, as moderators, usually point us in the right direction with our questions.

Hi @rogereddy, welcome to the Lung Health group.

Regenerative medicine (stem cell therapy) for COPD is still in the research phase. Do use caution about promises made by some clinics.

To help people learn more about the proven therapies and the promise of developing therapies, Mayo Clinic offers a free telephone consult service. When you call the consult service, they will tell you about the availability of approved stem cell therapy at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, and for what conditions. You can learn more about the Consult Service here http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of our experts.

You can read more in this discussion:
– Stem Cells / Regeneration https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cells-regeneration/

You mentioned that you are open to considering the Zephyr valve. Is this a treatment option available to you?