Kidney cancer in children called Wilms Tumor and it is the very common form cancer . About 500 children are diagnosed with Wilms tumor in the United States each year and about 75% of those patients are under 5 years old.
Other kidney cancer also include renal cell carcinoma (in children age 15-19), clear cell carcinoma (in children under age 4) and rhabdoid tumor (in infants).
Symptoms of Wilms Tumor:
Signs and Symptoms consist of a lump or mass in the abdomen of an otherwise well child which may cause abdominal pain, Blood in the urine, High blood pressure, Fever, Diarrhea, Weight loss, Urogenital infections, Anemia, Shortness of breath, A general feeling of being tired and unwell, Nausea and vomiting
Wilms Tumor Treatment:
The general treatment for these children is surgery to remove the recurrent cancer, radiation therapy and chemo, often with drugs different from those used during first treatment.