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A Childhood Kidney Cancer?Wilms’ Tumor

Posted Sep 11 2009 2:07pm
Also called nephroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor is a rare type of kidney cancer that causes a tumor to develop on either one or both kidneys. The condition is named after Carl Max Wilhelm Wilms, a German doctor who was one of the first to study this disease in 1899. Wilms’ tumor is the most common childhood cancer of the kidney. Also called nephroblastoma or renal embryoma, Wilms’ tumor accounts for 95 percent of pediatric renal cancers occurring before age 15, mostly between the ages of three and eight. Treatment methods for the ...
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