Choroid Plexus Brain Tumors are highly associated with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. The choroid plexus is within each ventricle in the brain; a series of vessels and tissue that are responsible for making cerebrospinal fluid that takes impurities and waste away. Tumors that grow here can block the flow of fluid and cause hydrocephalus (swelling in the brain). […]
Since Li-Fraumeni Syndrome cancers can pop up just about anywhere in the body and at any age, screening can be a bit of a challenge. There are studies currently being done to see if whole body MRI is reasonable. Preliminary studies show that people with LFS do tend to grow lots of lumps and bumps […]
Dr. Emilia Modolo Pinto Answers Questions About Cancer Predisposition Genes and Childhood Cancer in LFS and Beyond.
Research articles often are difficult for the average person to understand. One of our goals at living LFS is to help make this information easier to understand so everyone can benefit from the exciting advances in science and medicine. In November, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article about childhood cancer, hereditary cancer […]
-Adrenocortical tumors are very rare, seen in about 0.2 percent of all childhood cancers.-More girls are affected by adrenocortical carcinoma than boys.-It is usually seen in children between the ages 1 and 4 years old-The tendency to develop adrenocortical tumors may be inherited, like with LFS. These are the stories of 4 young ladies who […]
When my cousin Jen asked me to write a blog entry about living with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, I had no idea what I would even write about. “Am I really qualified to write about this? I’ve never even had cancer.” Not thinking of LFS as much as possible outside of annual check-ups and scans is a […]
It is difficult for most people to imagine what it is like when your child has cancer. I have tried to explain what my son Brent’s journey was like on our caringbridge site, because I know that my friends could not understand nor relate to how brutal the chemotherapy beat down was for him, nor […]
There is no official awareness ribbon color for adrenocortical carcinoma(ACC), definitely not one that would be recognizable since it is such a rare cancer. This is not a cancer that is seen very often in the general population, but it is one of the core LFS tumors. Adrenal tumors linked to LFS usually happen in […]