Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Keep reading to learn how to treat and live with CF.
CF is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Read our guide to learn more.
Looking for more information on testing for CF and the genetics behind it? Keep reading.
Diagnosing cystic fibrosis is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test. a genetic or carrier test, and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.
About 30,000 people in the U.S. have cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease. The majority of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2 thanks to newborn screening tests. If you have CF or are considering testing for it, knowing about the role of genetics in CF can help you make decisions about your health care.
Have you or your child just been diagnosed with CF? We know it can feel hard to know where to start, so we've collected a few key items to help you. We welcome you to this amazing community.
Learn how schools and families can work together to create a positive, productive learning environments for children with cystic fibrosis.
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