New lungs not cure for cystic fibrosis; long journey for girl who took on transplant rules

  • by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer
  • Updated: June 13, 2013 - 6:55 PM

WASHINGTON — The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead. The transplant isn't a cure for her cystic fibrosis, and new lungs don't tend to last as long as other transplanted organs.

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