According to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Wilms Tumour is a type of kidney cancer and comes from very specialised cells which are involved in the development of a baby’s kidneys while the baby is still in the womb. General information Wilms tumour –Stanford Children’s Health: Detailed overview including causes and treatment. Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview including treatment options. Podcasts Wilms tumour – American and European approaches to treatment – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast on different approaches to treatment. Wilms tumour stories Finding hope: Wilms Tumour Healing through the art of writing Read more [...]
According to the Cancer Council, the most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, accounting for about 90% of all cases. Usually only one kidney is affected, but in rare cases the cancer may develop in both kidneys. General information Kidney or renal tumours in children – Cancer Australia: Information on various types of kidney cancers. Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment. Podcasts Kidney tumours in childhood – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast from a Paediatric Oncologist and Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Wilms tumour Read more [...]
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This page from Cancer Australia gives an overview of kidney tumours. Kidney tumours may also be referred to as renal tumours. The overview includes symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and support services available. The most common type of kidney tumour in children is called Wilms tumour (also known as nephroblastoma). According to the US American Cancer Society, nine out of ten kidney cancers in children are Wilms tumours. Most are unilateral, meaning they only affect one kidney. Though a single tumour is most common, 5-10% of children with Wilms tumour may have more than one tumour in the same kidney. Only 5% of Read more [...]