Generally, people only develop one hemangioblastoma tumor. However, if you have a genetic disorder known as Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, then you’re predisposed to developing many tumors in your spine and brain over the course of your life.
Symptoms of a hemangioblastoma vary depending on the size and location of your tumor. You may have:
Tests can confirm whether you have a hemangioblastoma. Your doctor may recommend:
There are two common treatments for hemangioblastoma:
If you have Von Hippel-Lindau disease, you’ll likely need to be regularly monitored for new tumors.