What is the treatment for wilms tumor?

Surgery. Surgical removal and possibler chemothearpy.
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.

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

Depends. Depends on the age of the patient as well as the staging of the tumor. Treatments are usually nephrectomy (removal of kidney), and/or chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. Read more...
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...

Can you tell me about treatment for a child that has a wilms tumor?

Stage and Biology. Treatment for wilms tumor can involve surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. It all depends on the stage and biological features of the tumor. In general, it is a very treatable cancer that has a very high cure rate. For more info see: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/wilms/patient/page1/allpages. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
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. Read more...

What are the tests for wilms tumor?

Ultrasound. Ultrasound of abdomen can show this childhood tumor. Read more...
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. Read more...

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...

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. Read more...
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...

After 6 months would wilms tumor show on a ultrasound thanks?

6 months of what? Are you referring to 6 months of life? 6 months of treatment? 6 months after surgery? 6 months after diagnosis? How was diagnosis made? What is its size? Since we can't understand your question from its context, it may be best to use HealthTap Prime to discuss. You can interact with a doctor, live, & upload any pictures / reports that reference the Wilms Tumor. You'll get better answers that way. Read more...