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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.
Kidney tumor. Wilms is a malignant (cancerous) mass involving one (sometimes both) of the kidneys. It typically occurs in young children. It typically causes an abdominal mass or newly noticed blood in the urine. It can spread to lymph nodes, lungs, and brain. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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.
Four stages. Stages 1-4. One is small tumor involving only single kidney. Two is large tumor crossing midline. Three involves mets to vessels and lymph nodes. Four has distant mets to lungs, etc. Histology type is also very important.

What are the tests for wilms tumor?

Ultrasound. Ultrasound of abdomen can show this childhood tumor.
Imaging and tissue. Ultrasound is many times the first imaging modality used, then ct scans are required for staging. The kidney with wilms is completely removed (unless there is bilateral disease), and then a pathologist determines whether its appearance falls under favorable histology, or focal or diffuse anaplasia. All of this information will guide therapy.

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.

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

The Staging of Wilms. Dictates survival, as well as whether hitology is favorable or not. Stg i-iii carries only 5% lethality with favorable histology, but that figure is 15-30% less with unfavorable histology. Stage IV and v have about 15% mortality with favorale histology, but unfav stage v has55% surv, stage IV only 40%. This is of course with treatment, mostly surgery and chemo.
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.

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.
The survival. And control rates of "favorable histology" is extraordinary and recurrence unlikely, but these outcomes are less certain with "unfavorable histology". They are still very good but ask the care-giving team the histology question.

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.

Could you at any age get a wilms tumor?

Wilms Tumor. Most common in kids ages 3-4, rare after age 5 although it has occured. Now it has a pretty good prognosis if caught and treated early.
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.

How can I find out more about wilms tumor?

Your doc and website. Discuss with your doctor in detail. You can also look it up here- www. Nccn. Org, or www. Nccn. Com, www. Cancer. Net, or www. Cancer. Org.
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.