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Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Awareness Month

February 22 @ 11:38 pm

Von Hippel-Lindau Awareness Month is observed during the month of May. People who have VHL disease may experience tumors and/or cysts in up to ten parts of the body, including the brain, spine, eyes, kidneys, pancreas, adrenal glands, inner ears, reproductive tract, liver and lung.

Von Hippel-Lindau is considered one of a group of familial cancer risk factors, which are transmitted genetically. The objective of treating this disease is to find tumors early, watch for signs that a tumor is growing, and remove or disable the tumor before it invades other tissues. Benign tumors may also need treatment or removal if their growth causes symptoms.


February 22, 2024
11:38 pm CST