4 Common Misconceptions About Cystic Fibrosis

2. Patients with cystic fibrosis cannot live into adulthood.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the current average life expectancy for CF patients in the United States who live past childhood is about 37 years. But there are also exceptional cases, like the Boomer Esiason Foundation CF ambassador and CFer Jerry Cahill who just recently celebrated his 60th birthday.

Learn more about the Evolution of Cystic Fibrosis Life Expectancy

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