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Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Yes: It can be. There are certain syndromes (beckwith-wiedeman, wagr, and denys-drash) that are associated with a genetic abnormality that causes wilms tumor. The direct hereditary risk is slightly higher but not clea.R. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is wilms tumor?

What is wilms tumor?

Kidney cancerw: Wilms tumor is a malignant tumor of the kidney. It most commonly occurs in toddlers and young children. It is extremely uncommon in teenagers or adults. Although it is a malignant tumor, it is one of the cancer with highest cure rate. Over all cura rate is about 80 %. Usually chidren present with a big abdomen due to the large tumor size. ...Read more

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Can a wilms’ tumor reoccur?

Can a wilms’ tumor reoccur?

Yes: Depending on the biology of the tumor, that is whether it is a favorable histology or unfavorable histology, the spread of the disease and treatment, the tumor can reoccur. Usually the kidney is removed as part of the operation, so if it recurs in the same area it may be secondary to local spread. ...Read more

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What are the stages of wilms tumor?

What are the stages of wilms tumor?

1-4: This is a simple breakdown-- stage 1-limited to kidney stage 2- outside the kidney stage 3-residual tumor after removal of the kidney inside the abdomen stage 4-metastasis to liver, lung, brain or other regions for more details you can go to: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/wilms/healthprofessional/page3. ...Read more

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Could i ever get wilms tumor again?

Could  i ever get wilms tumor again?

Yes: Depending on the grade and stage of the original wilms tumor, it could come back. However, if it has been more than several years since the original tumor, and it hasn't come back yet, then it is very unlikely to. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a wilms tumor?

Mass in abdomen: It is a childhood tumor of the kidney. Mass hand pain in abdomen, blood in urine, vomiting, and fever are among the symptoms. There may be increase in blood pressure and sometimes the tumor is bilateral. It is a curable cancer. ...Read more

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Could you at any age get a wilms tumor?

Yes: While the majority of wilms tumor occurs in the pediatric age population, adults, even the elderly, can get wilms (though it is very rare). Adults with wilms are more difficult to treat than kids. ...Read more

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How can I find out more about wilms tumor?

How can I find out more about wilms tumor?

Your doctor. NIH.: Another good website is www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/wilms/patient this website is maintained by the national cancer institute at the national institues of health. Talking with your doctor will also provide information specific to your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Wilms Tumor (Definition)

A childhood cancer arising from the kidney. This disease has been ...Read more