The Blue-Chip Wilms Tumor Treatment in Pakistan

Wilms tumor is another name for the nephroblastoma that refers to a childhood cancer of the kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Commonly the condition is observed in the children from age group 3 to 4. However, the number of cases of Wilms tumor in children after 5 years of age is minimal. The health experts at ALSA Pakistan promise you the best Pediatric Wilms tumor treatment in Pakistan and the top-notch post-treatment care for your child anyways. Wilms tumor may be confused with renal cell carcinoma. Notably, Wilms tumor morphology is remarkable to the renal cell carcinoma, and there, it is pretty challenging to indicate the difference between Wilms tumor and renal cell carcinoma. However, all that you need to do is trust us!

What are Wilms tumors?

Wilms tumor is the common primary renal malignancy in children. Mainly, Paediatric Wilms tumor occurs in only one kidney; however, it may appear in both kidneys in some cases. With proper Wilms tumor treatment and management, 80% to 90% of the children suffering from the tumor survive and recover. Importantly, Wilms tumor morphology, histological subtype, and the stage at the presentation determine the chances of recovery. Several risk factors for developing the tumor include family history, WAGR syndrome, hemihypertrophy, aniridia, Denys-Drash syndrome, Beckwith- Wiedemann syndrome, etc. 

Wilms or renal tumor signs and symptoms

Wilms tumor morphology classifies the tumor into three main categories; the one localized along the cortex, dormant, and the ones that prevail in renal parenchyma. On the other hand, Wilms or renal tumor signs and symptoms vary. Notably, some children do not show any symptoms at all. However, the patients may indicate the disease with the following symptoms.

  • The abdominal mass 
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain

Some patients may also exhibit

  • Blood in the urine
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting or both 
Wilms tumor treatment

Diagnosis of Wilms tumor

ALSA Pakistan stands out as the best surgical institute for the best Paediatric Wilms tumor treatment in Pakistan due to keen diagnostic practices. Our expert paediatrician, Dr Muhammad Mohsin, conducts a detailed diagnosis to ensure the condition your little one is suffering and proposes the best possible Wilms tumor treatment for the child's well-being. The diagnosis of Wilms tumor may include the following tests.

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Bone scans
  • CT/CAT scan
  • X-ray
  • Lab tests include blood & urine tests to check the child's general well-being.

Paediatric Wilms tumor treatment in Pakistan

Our health professionals devise an apt strategy for the Wilms tumor treatment. Typically, the treatment plan comprises both surgery and chemotherapy or even radiotherapy. Significantly, the treatment strategy depends on the stage of the tumor, patient condition, and histology of the cancerous cells. During the treatment, the surgeon may remove the entire kidney (if the tumor is on only one kidney) and remove the ureter, adrenal gland, and surrounding fatty tissue. However, if the tumor affects both the kidneys, the surgeons attempt to remove as much tumor as possible and preserve as much healthy tissue as possible. Indeed, aggressive tumors require intensive treatment, and the less-invasive disease would need milder treatment. Wilms tumor stages are as follows.

Stage 1:

Only one kidney is affected, which may be removed via surgery. Approximately 41% of Wilms tumor are stage I tumors.

Stage 2:

Cancer extends to the surrounding areas of the kidney, but it can still be removed by surgery. 23% of the tumors belong to stage II.

Stage 3:

Cancer does not spread beyond the abdomen. However, it cannot be entirely removed by surgery. Approximately 23% of the cases are stage II cancers.

After-effects of the treatment

When you decide to get to ALSA Pakistan for premium health care services, you don't have to worry about the Wilms tumor treatment cost in Pakistan. We have the best affordable treatment solutions for you. Besides, there may be some aftereffects of the treatment, such as tumor treatments.

  • Mouth sores
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea & vomiting 
  • Weakening of the immune system 
  • Bleeding or bruising

Moreover, the long-term effects of the Wilms tumor treatment include weakening of the internal organs such as the heart.