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Dr. Scott Diede
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Wilms Tumor (Overview)

A childhood cancer arising from the kidney. This disease has been extensively studied in children.


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What are the symptoms of a wilms tumor?

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

Dr. Scott Diede
277 doctors shared insights

Wilms Tumor (Overview)

A childhood cancer arising from the kidney. This disease has been extensively studied in children.


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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

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I would like to know how deadly is "wilms tumor?

Depends: The prognosis for wilms tumor really depends on the stage of disease and how it looks under the microscope. Generally patients with localized disease and favorable histology wilms tumor do very well while the prognosis for metastatic wilms tumor is not as good. ...Read more

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Can you treat wilm's tumor?

Yes: Treatment efficacy has improved over the years. ...Read more

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Wilms tumor cancer----what are the treatments?

Wilms tumor cancer----what are the treatments?

Depends.: The major factors that effect treatment of wilms include stage (how much has the tumor spread) and histology (pathology report of the appearance of the tumor). Treatments typically include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. ...Read more

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If I have wilms tumor than will my children have this condition?

If I have wilms tumor than will my children have this condition?

Occasionally: Wilms tumor is a very uncommon, childhood tumor of the kidney. There are known cancer syndromes (such as beckwith-weidermann, denys-drash syndrome, pearlman syndrome), in which there are specific genetic alterations. However, if your children do not have these syndromes, it is most unlikely. ...Read more

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Does having one kidney (from wilms tumor) prevent me from competing in mma or bjj?

Does having one kidney (from wilms tumor) prevent me from competing in mma or bjj?

Ask your doctor: On june 2012 reuters published: dr. Matthew grinsell of the university of utah in salt lake city said "for kids with only one kidney, it's important to make sure the organ works normally and that blood pressure is not too high before sending them onto the field. The american academy of pediatrics also says it is okay for kids to play sports despite having just one kidney.". ...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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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