Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes long-lasting lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. However, CF is more than a lung disease — the type of symptoms and how severe they are can differ widely from person to person. Many different factors can affect a person’s health, including your age when you are diagnosed and your specific CF mutations.
By sharing your experiences with cystic fibrosis, you can educate others about the realities of life with a chronic illness.
During CF Awareness Month, the community comes together to help others learn about the disease, share personal stories, and unite behind our mission: finding a cure for all people with CF.
It’s easy to get involved. Tell your CF story on social media using the hashtag #CFAwarenessMonth. You can share how cystic fibrosis affects your mental health, your family planning journey, what your treatment routine looks like, and so much more.
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About 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease. CF can affect people of every racial and ethnic group. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)
Today, because of improved medical treatments and care, more than half of people with cystic fibrosis are 18 and older. Many people with CF can expect to live healthy, fulfilling lives into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)
Approximately 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year. #CFAwarenessMonth (Click to Tweet)
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