Wilms' treatments abroad
Wilms tumor is the most common type of cancer that starts in the kidney. It is most commonly found in children.
Wilms tumor treatment is based on the following factors –
There are many factors that can affect the costs
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Treatment for Wilms’ tumor include –
In this stage tumors are present in the kidney which can be removed surgically. Children less than 2 years old with small tumors need to be monitored after surgical removal of the tumor.
In children more than 2 years with large tumor, after surgical removal the child usually need chemo for months. Along with it, drugs are also administered.
In this stage tumor grows outside the kidney. Surgical procedure is done to remove the tumor.
Depending upon the condition following treatment is done –
In this stage surgical procedure is not able to cure the tumor. In some, surgery may be postponed until the tumor decreases in size.
In this stage the tumor spreads to the parts of the body. Surgical removal of the tumor is usually the first line of treatment.
Tumor is present in both the kidneys. There is no standard treatment for a child with tumor in both the kidneys. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Following are the best 10 hospitals for Wilms' Tumor Treatment in the world:
|1||Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai||India||Mumbai||---|
|3||Medipol Mega University Hospital||Turkey||Istanbul||---|
|4||Muro General Hospital||Spain||Mallorca||---|
|6||Manipal Hospital Varthur Road formerly C...||India||Bangalore||---|
|7||Hospital Real San Jose||Mexico||Guadalajara||---|
|8||Lilavati Hospital and Research Center||India||Mumbai||---|
|9||Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital||South Korea||Goyang||---|
Following are the best doctors for Wilms' Tumor Treatment in the world:
If your doctor suspects Wilms’ tumor, you may need any of the following diagnostic tests – • Ultrasound of the abdomen • Chest X-ray • CT scan • MRI scan • Blood tests • Biopsy
Children with Wilms’ tumor may have following symptoms – • Pain in abdomen • Nausea • Vomiting • Fever • Presence of blood in the urine • High blood pressure • Constipation • Uneven growth of one side of the body • Fever
Children in the age group of 3-4 years are affected by Wilms’s tumor.
The exact cause of tumor is not known yet.
Wilms’ tumor has 5 stages – • Stage 1 – Presence of tumor in one kidney which can completely be removed. • Stage 2 – Tumor is spread into the tissue and vessels around the kidney and can be completely removed. • Stage 3 – Tumor cannot be removed completely. Some cancer may remain in the abdomen. • Stage 4 – Tumor spreads to far body parts. • Stage 5 – Tumor is present in both the kidneys
The risk factors for Wilms’ tumor are – • Genetic factor • Gender • Race
There are 2 types of Wilms’ tumor on the basis of appearance of the tumor cells – • Unfavorable histology • Favorable histology
Depending on the drugs and therapy administered, the child may have various side effects. The complications of the treatment vary from child to child. Some of the complications are – • Hair loss • Diarrhea • Anemia • Weight loss • Pain • Changes in skin and nails • Low immunity • Fatigue • Sleep problems • Mouth sores
Majority of the children having Wilms’ tumor are treatable. The survival rate of the patient depends upon the stage and histology of the tumor.
The tumor commonly occurs in children with a family history. Thus, Wilms’ tumor cannot be prevented.
Wilms’ tumor is also known as embryoma kidney and nephroblastoma.
In most of the cases it may occur gain within two years of diagnosis and in some it may take more than two years to re occur.
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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 31 Mar, 2022.