#22 – Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome – VHL
Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder that is inherited. The syndrome is characterized by making its sufferer grow various tumors called hemangioblastomas or angiomas in various parts of their body.
The most common sites for these tumors are the spinal cord, the brain, the adrenal glands, and the inside of the eye. This disease also causes Renal Cell Carcinoma and it can also lead to the development of tumors in the pancreas and the lungs. If not treated and managed, this disease can cause strokes and heart attacks which can eventually lead to death.