On this page you can find information about cystic fibrosis and what the condition means for the thousands of people living with the condition world-wide. You can also take a look at some of the issues raised in TV shows like Casualty, films like Five Feet Apart and books or take a look at our discussion guide to help support you through any conversations you have around cystic fibrosis. This page also includes resources if you are struggling with any topics raised.
There are a number of commonly-raised issues featured in fictional portrayals of cystic fibrosis, including things like lung transplant, clinical trials and coughing up blood. Take a look at our page on commonly-raised CF topics to find out more about some of these areas of cystic fibrosis.
Talking about cystic fibrosis
If you are someone with cystic fibrosis, or know someone with the condition, you might find that you end up having conversations with people about fictional representations of the condition when it is being shown in a TV show or film, and this might involve having to talk about some challenging subjects. We've created a discussion guide to help you to talk about the issues raised in fictional representations of cystic fibrosis.
Real life stories
Oli and Mahi met on a dating app and got talking. The catch? They found out that they both had cystic fibrosis. Knowing that they could never meet, they remained 'virtual' friends. Hear from them about what it's really like to date when you have a life-limiting condition.
Read their story
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