My name is Andi Last. In March 2015, at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not long after, I learned that I have a genetic mutation that gives me a Monster of a rare disorder called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), which makes me prone to getting all sorts of different cancers.  Mutant Vs. Monster will be the story of my LFS fight.

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Facts:

  • LFS “core” cancers are breast, brain, sarcoma and adrenocortical, but LFS can cause cancer anywhere at any age.
  • 50% of LFS cancers occur before age 30.
  • New cancers from radiation treatment are more likely in people with LFS.
  • Men with LFS have a 73% lifetime chance of developing cancer.
  • Women with LFS have a nearly 100% lifetime chance of cancer.
  • People with LFS can have multiple types of cancer throughout their lives, or even at one time.
  • For people with LFS, the risk of developing a second cancer is 57%. The risk of a third, 38%.

source: LivingLFS.org

Learn about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) and donate to research and support at LivingLFS.org and at LFSAssociation.org

Sand Serpent sculpture by Ricardo Breceda, metal sculptor.  (FBIG)

Music featured in the video: “Break Your Crank” by Guilhem Desq, electric hurdy gurdy. (FBbuy music)