Wilms’ tumor is one of the most common health conditions affecting children around the world. It has however been so common in the United States of America. The good news with this health condition is that it can be diagnosed and treated very easily. Its treatment has a very high rate of success. This means that as a parent, you do not have to be so much worried about losing your kid to this condition. Wilms’ tumor was first discovered in 1899 by Max Wilms, a doctor from Germany. Wilms’ tumor can also be referred to as nephroblastoma. It is a form of cancer affecting the kidneys. It is also good to note that this condition is not very popular among adults. In this article, I would like to discuss more of the Wilms’ tumor to help the reader understand some of the symptoms, causes as well as the methods used to treat it. The following is a discussion of the key things that can help you realize that your kid is suffering from Wilms’ tumor.
The first symptom of Wilms tumor is a pain in the abdomen as well as the chest. However, this is a symptom that mainly comes once the disease has had some growth. Wilms’ tumor is generally painless during the early stages of its growth. This makes it very difficult for many people to realize it before it gets a bit worse. However, it is good to make sure that you keep taking your kid for check-up sessions to diagnose this condition early enough and prevent it from spreading to the other body parts. The other symptom of Wilms’ tumor is nausea. Nausea is generally a physical unwellness that comes with a strong desire to vomit. This is a symptom that does not, however, stops here. Many children suffering from Wilms’ tumor vomit often. Wilms’ tumor is also associated with poor appetite. Due to poor appetite, many kids end op losing weight at a very high rate. Constipation is another thing associated with Wilms’ tumor. The other worse symptom of Wilms’ tumor is the availability of blood in the urine and abdominal urine color. This symptom comes after the condition has grown and started to spread to other body parts. This requires fast action or it might either lead to worse conditions like death. Other symptoms of Wilms’ tumor include malaise, fever, coughing, difficulty in breathing and abdominal swelling.
The other things you should know are the treatment options for Wilms’ tumor. There are several factors that determine the treatment of Wilms’ tumor. One of them is age. The younger the age, the higher the success rate of Wilms’ tumor treatment. General body health is also a great factor that determines the treatment of Wilms’ tumor. Other factors include the extent of the condition, tolerance to some medications, medical history of the kid and the preferences of the parent. One of the most preferred treatment options for Wilms’ tumor is nephrectomy surgical operation, which is the removal of the kidney tissue. Kidney transplant and chemotherapy are other treatment options for Wilms’ tumor.