My STEAM project is about the tumor growth from VHL- Von Hippel-Lindau disease. Von Hippel-Lindau disease is an extremely rare disease that causes tumors and cysts to grow all over in your body. They can grow on your brain stem and spinal cord, eyes, kidneys, pancreas, adrenal glands, and reproductive tract. These tumors often have multiple periods of tumor growth separated by periods of arrested growth. In some cases, any untreated tumors may remain the same size for several years.
Most of the time the doctors will observe these tumors and only treat them if they start to grow or cause symptoms. In VHL, this is especially important since individuals can have multiple tumors and it is usually not feasible, or even safe, to treat every tumor. When you have VHL the doctors and surgeons usually only treat tumors when they cause symptoms like, headaches, weakness, numbness in limbs and fingers. Here is an art project I did on the tumor growth on the eyes and brain stem. I will show you where the tumors will grow on the brain stem and how they would remove the tumor. Hope you found this as interesting as I did. Thanks
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