Who has LFS?
There are around 500 known families worldwide that have Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, although the exact numbers are not known. LFS does not affect one particular age, gender or race. Women tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer over their lifetime than men. Half of LFS cancers develop in childhood. Not all people with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome develop cancer.
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome is known as the “familial cancer syndrome.” Many LFS cancers are hereditary, genetic cancers. Consider genetic testing for cancer if you have a family history of cancer.