Wilms tumour

What is Wilms tumour?

Wilms tumour starts in cells of the kidney and is the most common kidney cancer in children. Learn about Wilms tumour in our guide.

Risk factors for Wilms tumour

Risk factors for Wilms tumour include genetic conditions, congenital abnormalities and family history. Learn about Wilms tumour risk.

Symptoms of Wilms tumour

Symptoms of Wilms tumour include a painless lump in or swelling of the abdomen and pain in the abdomen. Learn about the symptoms of Wilms tumour.

Diagnosis of Wilms tumour

Tests to diagnose Wilms tumour, such as ultrasound, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing Wilms tumour.

Stages of Wilms tumour

Staging describes the extent of Wilms tumour in the body. Learn about the stages of Wilms tumour.

If Wilms tumour spreads

Cancer can spread from the kidney to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about common sites where Wilms tumour can spread.

Prognosis and survival for Wilms tumour

Prognosis and survival depend on many factors, including type of tumour, stage and age. Learn about prognosis and survival for Wilms tumour.

Treatments for Wilms tumour

Treatments for Wilms tumour include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Learn about treatment plans and options for Wilms tumour.

Supportive care

Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side effects.

Childhood kidney and renal pelvis cancer statistics

Wilms tumour is the most common type of childhood kidney cancer. Learn about statistics for Wilms tumour in Canadian children.