About Your Wilms Tumor Diagnosis :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

About Your Wilms' Tumor Diagnosis

This rapidly-developing malignant tumor of the kidney most often appears in children, usually between the ages of two and four, and is very different from adult kidney cancers. The disease often metastasizes to the lungs, and in the past, the mortality from this cancer was extremely high. However, new therapies have been very effective in controlling it, combining surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and cure rates have risen sharply.

For more detailed information regarding Wilms’ Tumor, including signs and symptoms, read our Helping Hand.

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