Good video clip about the disease that I'm finding a challenge.
The Most Deadly Disease You've Probably Never Heard Of
The clip says IPF kills as many people as breast cancer. The last research I read on the web estimated that breast cancer will kill 39,500 this year, while IPF will kill 42,000 to 45,000. But it's hard to pin down, so you can read different estimates in different places. Many people with IPF die of something related that is caused by the disease, such as congestive heart failure, and that goes on the death certificate, so the numbers actually killed by IPF are probably higher than reported.
Certainly breast cancer gets 10 or 20 times as many research dollars as IPF. Probably more.
On the plus side, I now get to use the handicapped parking spaces, so it's not all bad.