Medical decisions for people with an inherited TP53 mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer
Currently there are no cancer treatments approved specifically for people with a TP53 mutation. However, guidelines do recommend that people with an inherited TP53 mutation minimize their radiation exposure, which increases the risk of a new cancer diagnosis. This includes avoiding radiation therapy for cancer treatment whenever possible. To learn more about standard of care treatment options for specific types of cancer, visit our section on Cancer Treatment by Cancer Type.
If you are a person with an inherited TP53 mutation, you can find peer support through the following resources:
- Register for the FORCE Message Boards to connect with others who share your situation. Once you register, you can post on the Share Your Mutation board to connect with other people who carry an ATM mutation.
- FORCE's Peer Navigation Program will match you with a volunteer who shares your mutation and situation and provide you with a free resource guide.
- Contact the FORCE impact leaders in your area to link to local support groups and other resources.
- Attend a virtual support meeting in your area.
- Read the stories from members of our community.
- Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association is a nonprofit organization that connects people to information and peer support.