More than 2.5 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene, around one in
25 of us – most without knowing.
There is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis
but many treatments are available to manage it,
including physiotherapy, exercise, medication and nutrition.
Each week five babies are born with cystic fibrosis, and two people die.
More than half of the cystic fibrosis population in the UK will live past
41, and improved care and treatments mean that a baby born today is expected to
live even longer.
We believe that the day when people with CF can live a life
unlimited by their condition is within our reach.