Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Wilms Tumor

Alternate Names: nephroblastoma

Definition

Other kidney cancers that are much less common than Wilms tumor occasionally arise in children. These tumors include clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, rhabdoid tumor of the kidney, renal cell carcinoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, and congenital mesoblastic nephroma. These tumors behave differently from Wilms tumor and require distinct treatments.


Influencing Factors

A few children are born with a genetic predisposition to Wilms tumor, which may reveal itself in several ways:


Treatment Strategies

There are two major categories of Wilms tumor: favorable (95 percent) and anaplastic (5 percent).


Current Research

 

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