Wilms tumour treatment

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Learn about Wilms’ tumour

Wilms' tumour, also known as nephroblastoma, is a rare kidney cancer primarily affecting children. This condition, named after Max Wilms, the German surgeon who first described it, typically occurs in children aged 3 to 4 years and is less common in older children and adults. The prevalence of Wilms' tumour makes it the most common type of pediatric kidney cancer, though it remains rare on a global scale, with cases contributing to a small but significant portion of childhood cancers.


The exact cause of Wilms' tumour is not well-understood, but it's believed to involve genetic mutations. Some children may have a predisposition to developing the disease, either from hereditary factors or congenital abnormalities. Conditions like WAGR syndrome (Wilms’ tumour, Aniridia, Genitourinary anomalies, and mental Retardation), Denys-Drash syndrome, and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome are known to increase the risk.


Signs and symptoms

- Abdominal swelling or a mass that can be felt - Blood in the urine (hematuria) - Fever with no known reason - Pain in the abdomen - High blood pressure - Loss of appetite - Nausea or vomiting - Constipation - Weight loss - Fatigue

Diagnosing Wilms’ tumour

Diagnosing Wilms' tumour typically involves a comprehensive evaluation that starts with physical examinations and patient history. Imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scans, and MRIs are used to visualize the kidneys and confirm the presence of a tumour. Additionally, a biopsy may be performed to analyze the tumor cells, which can help in staging the tumour and planning treatment. Urine and blood tests are also common diagnostic tools to check overall kidney function and signs of cancer.


Prevention and natural treatment

Prevention of Wilms' tumour is challenging due to its unclear causes and genetic connections. However, early detection and regular check-ups can play a crucial role in managing the condition, especially for children with known risk factors. Treatment options typically include surgery to remove the affected kidney or part of it, which is often followed by chemotherapy and, in some cases, radiation therapy to target any leftover cancer cells. However, the realm of functional medicine offers complementary approaches focusing on the whole body. Diet modifications, nutritional supplements, and herbal remedies can support the body during conventional treatments. Practices such as acupuncture and massage therapy may help manage pain and reduce side effects of cancer treatments. Detoxification therapies are also explored to improve the body's ability to excrete toxins effectively. It is essential for patients and caregivers to consult with healthcare professionals before integrating any natural or functional treatments into their healthcare regimen to ensure they are safe and suitable for the individual's specific needs.

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