Behind the Mystery
A specialized, recurring segment devoted to rare and genetic diseases, Behind the Mystery highlights the emotional, scientific, and medical aspects associated with rare and genetic diseases. We clarify the often-complex issues by offering easy-to-understand explanations from top experts in the field. Our goal is to expand awareness for rare and genetic diseases through partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, while giving voices to the patients, families, and advocates affected via our national television platform.
Primary HLH is a rare, rapidly progressive, and fatal disorder with a median survival of less than 2 months.
iMCD is the deadliest subtype of Castleman disease. Approximately one third of patients die within five years of diagnosis, and another third die within 10 years if not treated.
There are no effective treatment options for people with unresectable or metastatic chondrosarcoma despite many attempts by multiple pharmaceutical companies over the past few decades.
We're going Behind the Mystery of two rare diseases: Castleman disease and chondrosarcoma.
Systemic Mastocytosis (SM) is characterized by the overactivity and build-up of mast cells throughout the body. Learn more now.
NRG1 fusions, a rare cancer target, may unlock new potential options for doctors and patients.
Wilson disease is a rare, chronic disorder characterized by copper accumulation in organs and tissues that, if left untreated, may result in liver, neurologic, and psychiatric symptoms that progress over time. To understand more about how this disease affects patients, we met with Ed, who waited over 50 years for a diagnosis. He details the […]
Up next on an all-new Behind the Mystery on The Balancing Act, we're learning more about Wilson disease, contact lens solutions, and the benefits of fermented skincare.
Myasthenia gravis (MG) means grave or serious muscle weakness, which is what patients experience with this rare, autoimmune disease. The hallmark symptom is muscle weakness that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. University of South Florida (USF) Health Department of Neurology physician Dr. Niraja Suresh details the disease spectrum, how […]