A hemangioblastoma is a rare, typically benign (non-cancerous) tumour that arises from blood vessel cells. It most commonly occurs in the brain and spinal cord, where it can cause various symptoms depending on location. These tumours are often associated with a genetic condition called von Hippel-Lindau disease, though they can also appear sporadically in individuals without this genetic link. Symptoms might include headaches, issues with balance and coordination, weakness, or vision changes, depending on the tumour’s impact on the surrounding brain or spinal cord tissue. Treatment options are primarily surgical removal to relieve symptoms and prevent further growth, with the prognosis generally being favourable due to the tumour’s benign nature. Your healthcare team will tailor your treatment plan to your specific situation, considering the tumour’s size, location, and any associated conditions.