Wilms’ Tumor: A Cancer Found in Children
Wilms’ tumor is a rare kidney cancer that usually will affect children up to age 6. This condition is also known as nephroblastoma and it is the most common malignant tumor of the kidneys. Typically a child will be inflicted this disease between the ages of three and four. Usually one kidney will be affected but there is a chance both kidneys can be affected. Immature kidney cells are what are believed to be the cause of Wilms’ tumor. If you notice symptoms of this disease, it can help you determine whether or not your child is inflicted with it.