Mark Starts IV Treatment


Nearly 11,000 people in the U.K. have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, stomach, and liver.  There is currently no cure for CF, but there are treatments to help ease the symptoms.

Learn more about the three treatment categories of cystic fibrosis here.

In this Cystic Fibrosis & Me video, meet Mark Haywood as he embarks on a journey to his local hospital in Leeds, England, to have a long line fitted for a two-week course of IV treatments. The 27-year-old shares his experience with cystic fibrosis through vlogs and Twitter posts to help raise awareness of CF and donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK.

Many beneficial exercises and activities can support better breathing for cystic fibrosis patients. Find out more here.


Cystic Fibrosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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