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Wilms’ tumour

Most common form of kidney cancer in children, Wilms’ Tumour derives from immature kidney cells and can affect one or both kidneys.

Other types of childhood kidney cancers include clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, rhabdoid tumour of the kidney, and neuroepithelial tumour of the kidney.

Treatment depends on the stage of the tumour, cell characteristics, and whether or not it’s recurrent. It can sometimes include surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

Symptoms can include:

  • A lump, swelling, and/or pain in the abdomen
  • Abnormal urine color or blood in the urine
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • High blood pressure
  • Night sweats
  • Nausea, vomiting (infrequent symptoms)

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