Ask the doctor: Preventing and curing sarcoidosis
Q. A friend has sarcoidosis. How bad a disease is it? Can it be prevented and treated effectively?
A. Sarcoidosis (pronounced sar-coy-DOE-sis) can be a terrible disease, but the severity can range greatly from one person to the next. I have some patients who have lived with it for many decades without it getting any worse and with little effect on their lives.