Wilms’ tumors are cancerous growths and lesions that exist and thrive inside the kidneys and most often affect young children in such a way that can have a very damaging impact on their lives and health in time. Typically these tumors grow and develop very quickly with little warning or signs, and usually they are extremely serious and require technical and difficult brain surgery to remove completely and live a healthy life after diagnosis and surgery.
Wilms’ Tumors are difficult to understand, as their causes and reasons for existing are not completely agreed upon, but one can agree that having a Wilms’ Tumor is a very serious and significant affliction, and it requires very technical and dangerous surgery to have removed so that the patient can recover.
Causes of Wilms’ Tumor
Wilms’ Tumors can be caused by a host of things, both environmental and genetic, as medical professionals and cancer doctors have not definitively concluded any one cause of or presence for Wilms’ Tumors. Genetic factors may be at play, as people may experience a genetic predisposition to Wilms’ Tumors and an increase in the likelihood of their presence if others before them experienced similar Wilms’ Tumors.
Environmental factors are also at play here, as people may experience Wilms’ Tumors due to the environment they are in, the products they consume, and the things, materials and ingredients to which they are exposed. Environmental factors are very difficult to pin down as a cause of Wilms’ Tumors, but damaging elements and metals may be a cause here as well as other products and ingredients knowingly and unknowingly consumed that cause the tumors.
Symptoms of Wilms’ Tumor
Symptoms of Wilms’ Tumors can vary wildly between people, though many will experience pretty significant pain within their kidneys, torso areas, and other similar areas in the middle of their bodies when the tumor is growing due to the pressure it places on various parts of the kidneys and areas around it. Still other Wilms’ Tumors are in such an area that they show no real symptoms and are only discovered through Cat Scan and other technology in preemptive cancer screenings and check-ups.
Additional symptoms have traditionally been reflected in where the tumor is located on the brain, as certain tumor spots can cause people to smell unique and non-existent smells due to the presence of a tumor on a certain part of the brain. Wilms’ Tumors symptoms can be incredibly noticeable and scary for any patient, and people are well-advised to immediately visit a medical professional if they experience any sort of symptoms regarding Wilms’ Tumors or other brain-related issues.