A rare cancer predisposition hereditary disorder, which is characterized by the increase in the risk of developing cancers such as bone cancer, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, brain tumors, leukemia and adrenocortical carcinoma is known as Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Although the root cause is unknown, genetics can be held responsible for it to an extent. Children and young adults are most commonly affected by this condition.
HOW IS LI-FRAUMENI SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
In 9 out of 10 women suffering from LFS, breast cancer may develop by the age of 60.