I lost my mother to cancer in 2018. She had two types: lung carcinoma and brain astrocytoma. They mentioned it could be genetic at the time, but we didn’t give it much importance.

I had lung adenocarcinoma at 38 years old in 2021, during the COVID period, so it seemed quick. I didn’t need chemo or radiation, only surgery. As a consequence, I had genetic counseling and found out about Li-Fraumeni syndrome. I have two siblings and a nephew who also discovered the syndrome through my test.

I learned to love life and not waste time on things that make you sad. I have a couple of children who, by God’s grace, do not have Li-Fraumeni. If you have discovered the syndrome, don’t feel alone, you are not alone. Follow the examination protocol correctly.