As families who have been affected by LFS, we all know the significant challenges we have faced and overcome. We are resilient, strong and thriving. At the LFS Association we want to bring that hope and resilience to other families, too.
However, too many families affected by LFS are left on their own to educate caregivers and medical professionals about the complexities of LFS.
On May 3, we have an opportunity to promote a better understanding of LFS, worldwide. An improved understanding and recognition of LFS increases the likelihood of diagnosis, early cancer detection, and informs better cancer treatment decisions.
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LFS predisposes carriers to a diverse range of childhood and adult-onset cancers – some rare, often early onset. Most families with LFS have an inherited pathogenic variant in the TP53 gene – a tumor suppressor gene. Malfunctioning TP53 are involved with most all cancers in the general population.