Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, Wilms' tumor is the most common cancer of the kidneys in children. Wilms' tumor most often affects children ages 3 to 4 and becomes much less common after age 5. Wilms' tumor most often occurs in just one kidney, though it can sometimes be found in both kidneys at the same time.
HOW IS WILMS TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same 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?
If diagnosed on time, this form of cancer is easily treatable and can help the child live a normal life later on.