About cystic fibrosis

DNA imageCystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 10,000 people in the UK.

You can't catch or develop cystic fibrosis, it's something you're born with and most cases in the UK are now diagnosed soon after birth.

If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis it can be overwhelming, but we can help with information and support.

Find out what causes cystic fibrosis, what it's like living with the condition and how care is delivered in the UK.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions, publications and factsheets, and links to other websites for more information.

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