What is CF?

Let's talk about cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis (also called CF) is the most common, life-limiting genetic condition affecting Australians. 3,500 people are living with CF in Australia and 1 in 25 people carry the recessive CF gene.

Babies born today with CF can expect to live well into adulthood. There is no cure but advances in treatment and care are helping people to better manage their CF.

CF causes an abnormal build-up of thick and sticky mucus in the lungs, airways and digestive system. Treatment requires intensive daily physiotherapy to clear the lungs and airways, countless medications and frequent hospitalisations.