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Episodes A milestone treatment for cystic fibrosis

A milestone treatment for cystic fibrosis
Jan. 29, 2020

Tim Myer has lived with cystic fibrosis (CF) his whole life. He was awaiting a lung transplant, when a new medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration changed everything. 

"There are about 30,000 patients in the U.S. with cystic fibrosis. This drug will expand treatment to 27,000, or 90% of all patients with CF in the U.S.," says Dr. Mark Wylam, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist, and Myer's physician. 

Myer and Dr. Wylam share the story on this week's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast.