An Eye On The Ball: One Young Woman’s Inspiring Battle With Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, A Rare And Mysterious Condition

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      Updated July 26th, 2022

      An Eye On The Ball: One Young Woman’s Inspiring Battle With Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, A Rare And Mysterious Condition

      Varsity softball player Mikaela Gage was 17 and couldn't see the ball straight. At first, she was diagnosed with an ear infection. Her medical journey that followed is an inspiration.

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      Patient Pathfinder

      Can we help you? Have you been diagnosed with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Disease?

      Are you looking for treatment options?

      VHL is an inherited disease that can cause cysts and tumors to form throughout the body.

      You may want to check out this article about the disease, and possible symptoms.

      The link below will take you to a roundup of the treatment options for VHL.

      The guide on this page features all the basics you may need to know about Von Hippel-Disease.

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      Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) Disease

      Understanding Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

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      Managing Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

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      • DNA testing is the most conclusive way to determine if someone has VHL.
      • Treatment options vary because of the wide range of possible manifestations of the disease.
      • Belzutifan was approved for certain VHL patients in 2021, and offers hope for some fighting the disease.

      Managing Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

      • DNA testing is the most conclusive way to determine if someone has VHL.
      • Treatment options vary because of the wide range of possible manifestations of the disease.
      • Belzutifan was approved for certain VHL patients in 2021, and offers hope for some fighting the disease.
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