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At the present time, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), but with medical and psychosocial support, many children and adolescents with CF can cope well and lead a productive life. The goals of treatment are to ease severity of a child's symptoms and slow the progress of the disease.
A child's treatment is likely to include:
A lung transplantation — usually a double-lung transplant — may be an option if your child has end-stage lung disease. A lung transplant replaces the diseased lungs with a healthy pair of lungs. But this won't “cure” CF because the CF gene is in all of the cells in your child's body and not just in the lungs.
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