Top 5 Pediatric Cancers: The Warning Signs

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 3. Wilms Tumor

Wilms Tumor starts in the kidneys. It is the most common type of pediatric kidney cancer. It usually only forms in one kidney, but in rare cases both. It is usually found in children between the ages of three to four. In the US, there are approximately 500 new cases a year and about 9 out of 10 children are cured.

Symptoms of Wilms Tumor include:

  • fever
  • pain
  • poor appetite
  • nausea
  • swelling or a lump in the belly



  1. Kaylee Edwards

    August 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    My daughter had a large cancerous tumor in one of her kidneys at 6 weeks old. Such a scary time, but she had surgery to remove the kidney and didn’t end up needing chemo since the cancer was only local to the kidney. It was NOT a Wilms tumor described here in this article, it was a very rare tumor called Celluar Mesoblastic Nephroma. They got our permission to send tissue from the tumor to be studied since they are so rare.

    We are so lucky to have her with us, she is a vibrant and extremely active 2 1/2 year old!

  2. Clanro Kids World

    August 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    How curious

  3. Shelley McCool Widner

    August 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Although I appreciate you trying to educate with this article, I find it extremely insensitive and not at all inclusive or accurate.

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