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Cystic Fibrosis Median Survival Rate Has Quadrupled Since the 60s

Cystic Fibrosis Median Survival Rate Has Quadrupled Since the 60s

Cystic Fibrosis Median Survival Rate Has Quadrupled Since the 60s

Those with Cystic Fibrosis and their families have reason to celebrate.

Recent data from the United Kingdom reveals a 60% increase in people diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). But, they also project that 50% of those newly born with CF are expected to reach the median age of 47.

This information was published by the by the U.K Cystic Fibrosis Trust and reflects statistics from England, Scotland, and Wales. The group attributes their success in uncovering these findings to "improvement in the documentation process and upgraded treatment and follow-up practices."