Wilms’ Tumor

In most cases only one kidney has disease (unilateral-Wilms’ Tumor); but in some cases both kidneys are affected (bilateral-Wilms’ tumor). A small minority of cases are known to be hereditary. Other less common kidney cancers in children include malignant rhabdoid tumors and clear cell sarcoma. Treatment for these is usually similar to that for Wilms’ tumor.

More About Wilms’ Tumor

Wilms' tumor is a cancer of the kidney which is very different to adult kidney cancer. Most patients are under 5 years of age at diagnosis, though Wilms' tumor is sometimes seen in older children and occasionally in young adults.


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