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10 Things You Didn't Know About Cystic Fibrosis

There is no cure

There is no cure.

Though there is no cure, as earlier stated, it is possible to manage the disorder and live a fairly happy and efficient life with it. The life expectancy of someone with CF is approximately 37 years of age, but that is steadily rising. The most common cause of death in CF patients are lung diseases/complications. Scientists and the CDC are constantly working and testing new options, hopeful to someday find a cure for this serious genetic disorder. In fact, the CF foundation has support groups as well as assistance acquiring health insurance for people with the disease. There are clinical trials all over the USA looking for subjects with CF to take part in them. Most are temporary treatments that are hoped to one day lead to a cure. Most of these studies and treatments have led to the prolonging of life and the sharp rise in the life expectancy in CF patients.