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stages of emphysema

I was recently diagnosed with emphysema.  My mother thinks I will get better over time?  I believe emphysema is a terminal disease but progresses slowly.  doe it?
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Emphysema is a progressive disease and there is no cure for it.  It slowly gets worse over time.  However, the good news is that it is controllable with the proper medications.  Also, if you smoke, you must stop immediately because your emphysema will only get worse at a much faster rate.
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Thank you.  I quit smoking 12 years ago.  
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