Adolescence is a difficult time for most people, without dealing with the affects of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is the most common, life shortening genetic disorder in Caucasians. CF causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus in several different parts of the body, most prominently in the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. It also affects the pancreas, leading to serious digestive problems.
These 'Speaking from Experience' video clips offer first-hand accounts from adolescents living with CF. They discuss the ways that the condition has impacted their lives and how they manage it. This program was produced in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Victoria.
Last Reviewed: Aug 2011
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