Wilms Tumor is a rare kidney cancer that affects children. Wilms Tumor is also known as nephroblastoma. Wilms Tumor often occurs in one kidney, though it can be found in another kidney as well. Symptoms are:
• Abdominal swelling
• Abdominal mass that can be felt
• Abdominal pain
• Blood in urine
HOW IS WILMS TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Nephrologists and pediatricians work as a team in diagnosing Wilms Tumor. The doctor may conduct a physical examination for visible signs of Wilms Tumor. Blood and urine tests may be conducted to confirm diagnosis. Imaging tests of the kidney kelp in diagnosing condition of kidneys.
HOW IS WILMS TUMOR TREATED?
One of the only treated option here would be surgical removal of the tumor. But in case there are signs of malignancy, the child would also have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation to ensure that the disease does not recur.
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.