What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease and it progressively limits a person's ability to breathe.
Does CF affect someone's life expectancy?
This is an X-ray of someone's lungs who has CF
This is an x-ray of a healthy person's lungs
Can we stop Cystic Fibrosis?
What diagnostic tests are preformed to determine if an individual has this disorder?
There are 6 tests that are preformed.
1 Newborn screening
2 Sweat test
3 Prenatal screening
4 Chest X-ray
5 Lung function tests
6 CF carrier testing
Are there any organizations to help individuals with Cystic Fibrosis?
Association Gregory Lemarchal
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Fibrosis Help Organization
Help For CF
Boomer Esiason Foundation
Rock CF Foundation
Mauli Ola Foundation
Live For A Cure