Learn why Anna Kampas, a young adult with CF, faces her challenging treatment regimen head on.
In January, I underwent successful phage therapy -- an experimental treatment in which viruses are used to kill difficult-to-treat bacteria. To get a better sense of the future of this potential treatment option for other people with CF, I chatted with the head of the Infection Research Initiative at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Quarterly visits to a CF Foundation-accredited care center are the foundation of your treatment plan. By partnering with your care team, you can also adjust your treatment plan as new therapies become available, or your needs change over time.
Daily CF treatments take time, patience and persistence. But the benefits of managing your treatment plan outweigh the drawbacks so that you can achieve more of your personal goals.
The health care professionals that make up your CF care team are experts in CF care. But you are the expert on the daily challenges of living with your CF. That means you play an essential role with your care team in creating a personalized treatment plan that is realistic and consistent with your lifestyle.