4 Common Misconceptions About Cystic Fibrosis

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According to the New York Times, “good decisions start with accurate information.” Here are four of the most common misconceptions non-patients have about cystic fibrosis.

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1. Cystic fibrosis can be contagious.

Some people are afraid they’ll catch cystic fibrosis if they are in contact with a patient, but it’s impossible. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that’s inherited from both parents. Cystic fibrosis patients cannot transmit the disease to others.

Learn what not to say to someone living with the disease here.

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