Why Canadians with cystic fibrosis live 10 years longer than patients in U.S.

Lung capacity test
Erick Bauer has a lung capacity test at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. When he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis the life expectancy was 17 years. He’s now 31.

Over the last two decades there’s been a big improvement in survival rates for people with cystic fibrosis, with patients in Canada living 10 years longer than those in the U.S.


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