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What is the rate of survival with a wilms tumor?

What is the rate of survival with a wilms tumor?

Excellent: Thankfully, great progress has been made for children with wilms tumor. There is almost universal survival for children with favorable histology and upwards of 80% survival even in children with advanced disease. ...Read more

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"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 was the survival rate for having wilms tumor before the 60's?

Rapidly improving!: In 1900, virtually no child diagnosed with wilm's tumor survived. Between then and the mid-1950s survival improved to about 50% due to improved surgery and routine radiation. At that time vincristine and actinomycin were found to be effective chemo drugs for this tumor; by 1965 2-year survival was improved to 80%. Today over 90% of children with wilm's tumor are cured. ...Read more

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What was the survival rate for someone with wilms tumor in the 1960's? Has it increased at all?

Wilma: in 1960 the survival rate for favorable histology was 54 percent by 1965 it went upto 81 percent and currently is close to 99 percent and between 83 percent and 55 percent in the unfavorable histology group ...Read more

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What is survival rate of wilms tumor?

For favorable histol: It's close to 100%, and even unfavorable histology the survival when localized is quite good. It dips with metastasis to lung, and the very rare rhabdoid variety of kidney tumor. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with a wilms tumor?

Wilm's tumor: survival rates depend on the cell type of the tumor and the stage it was in when it was discovered. Check the link below for a nice chart survival rates taking these into account. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/wilmstumor/detailedguide/wilms-tumor-survival-rates ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with a wilms tumor?

What is the survival rate for someone with a wilms tumor?

Wilm's tumor: survival rates depend on the cell type of the tumor and the stage it was in when it was discovered. Check the link below for a nice chart survival rates taking these into account. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/wilmstumor/detailedguide/wilms-tumor-survival-rates ...Read more

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I need to know what is wilms tumor survival rate?

Depends on Stage: Wilms tumor survival rate depends on stage and biological characteristics of the tumor. It is a pediatric tumor, though some adults can be diagnosed with it (rare). Overall, the prognosis is very good for most (>90% cure). However, if the tumor has "diffuse anaplasia" and has spread, survival rate is lower (~45%). http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/wilms/healthprofessional/page5. ...Read more

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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 exactly is wilms tumor?

What exactly is wilms tumor?

Kidney cancer: Wilms is a malignant kidney tumor.

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Wilms Tumor (Definition)

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