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Life with Cystic Fibrosis


There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but people who have it are living longer than ever before. There will be bumps in the road along the way, but you can arm yourself with skills that will help you face the challenges.
  1. Adjusting to Life, Finding Support
  2. Parenting a Child with Cystic Fibrosis
  3. Considering Starting a Family
  4. Real Life: People with Cystic Fibrosis
  5. Staying Safe

Adjusting to Life, Finding Support

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Living with cystic fibrosis, or raising a child with it, can be trying. You need not go it alone.

Parenting a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

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Kids with this disease have special needs. Understanding them, and how you can address them, is a great place to start.

Considering Starting a Family

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If you have CF and are considering having children, you will need to do some planning to make sure you are prepared for what may lie ahead.

Real Life: People with Cystic Fibrosis

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Whether you or a loved one are living with cystic fibrosis, or you're wondering what life is like for those with it, you will surely find insight and inspiration in these stories.

Staying Safe

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Some advanced planning and awareness can help you keep your child -- or you -- protected from some of the concerns related to living with cystic fibrosis.

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