Wilms tumor is also called nephroblastoma and this rare form happens in the kidneys and tends to affect children mostly. There is a chance that it would either affect one or both kidneys. Common symptoms in this reference include the patient experiences swelling in the stomach and heaviness that is accompanied with high fever and blood in the urine in some cases to.
HOW IS WILMS TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Wilms Tumor is done by a pediatrician and tests like scan and biopsy are done to check for malignancy.
HOW IS WILMS TUMOR TREATED?
Treatment of Wilms Tumor involves surgical removal and chemotherapy. Removal of part or whole of the kidney is done to remove the affected areas. Chemotherapy is performed to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy is also given to the child after removal of kidney
DID YOU KNOW?
The tumor may become quite large, but usually remains self-enclosed. Spread of the tumor to the lungs, liver, bone, or brain is the most worrisome complication. High blood pressure and kidney damage may occur as the result of the tumor or its treatment. Removal of Wilms tumor from both kidneys may affect kidney function.