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Advanced Lung Disease Transplant Services

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Specific treatment for cystic fibrosis will be determined by your doctor based on:

Currently, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis. A cure would call for gene therapy at an early age and this has not been developed yet, although research is being done in this direction. The gene that causes cystic fibrosis has been identified and there are hopes that this will lead to an increased understanding of the disease. Also being researched are different drug regimens to help stop cystic fibrosis. Goals of treatment are to ease severity of symptoms and slow the progress of the disease. Treatment may include:

Newer therapies include lung transplantation for patients with end-stage lung disease. The type of transplant done is usually a heart-lung transplant, or a double lung transplant. Not everyone is a candidate for a lung transplant. Discuss this with your doctor.

 

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