Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes problems in the lungs and digestive system. It’s not curable—yet—but there are treatments for the symptoms.
Since the identification of cystic fibrosis as an illness, life expectancy has gone from only 6 months to 37 years. Today, about half of those living with CF are over 18 years old. People with CF can live active, satisfying lives.