LI-FRAUMENI SYNDROME

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) is linked to a mutation in the TP53 tumor suppressor gene.

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The holidays can be bittersweet when living LFS. We are grateful for each day, each memory, but we also experience an unfair helping of loss. On December 16, 2016, the Quist family surrounded 13 year old Josh as he earned his angel wings after enduring months of treatment, multiple surgeries and a clinical trial for a Glioblastoma brain tumor. Outside on a tree in their yard, hung several angel ornaments, gifts from friends to let Josh and the entire Quist … read more

Few things are more frustrating than looking for answers and getting the response- we don’t know. Sometimes, a person agonizes over the decision to be tested for a hereditary cancer syndrome like LFS, finally getting tested just to know for sure. Unfortunately the results aren’t always a clear cut; Yes, you have LFS or No, you do not have LFS. There are thousands and thousands of changes that can occur to our DNA, called mutations. Not all mutations are harmful- … read more