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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). Choroid plexus tumors are very rare, they make up less than 1% of all brain tumors. Yet, greater than 85% of choroid plexus tumors occur … read more
by Andi Last, Living LFS Secretary & Media Relations – I am part of a group of people with a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS). You’ve heard of the infamous BRCA, “the breast cancer gene?” LFS is like BRCA on crack. Men with LFS have a 73% lifetime chance of developing cancer. For women with LFS, the lifetime chance of developing cancer is nearly 100%. LFS “core” cancers are breast, brain, sarcoma and adrenocortical, but LFS can cause … read more