Wilms' tumor

Description of Wilms' tumor

Wilm's tumor is a rare type of kidney cancer. It causes a tumor in one or both kidneys. It usually affects children, but can happen in adults.
Causes and Risk Factors
Common causes are:
1. Certain genetic condition
2. Birth defects
3. Children that are at risk until they turn eight
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms include:
1. Lump in the abdomen
2. Blood in the urine
3. Fever
Your doctor may ask you to get tests which:
1. Examine the kidney
2. Blood tests
Treatments include:
1. Chemotherapy
2. Radiation
3. Biologic therapies
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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Last updated on:
01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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