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Elaine Halesey



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This project explains Wilms tumor cancer and the role radiation therapy can play in treating patients who have the disease. General statistics, symptoms, cancer severity, contributing factors, imaging options, and treatment options are also discussed. Wilms tumor is a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. About 9 of 10 kidney cancers in children are Wilms tumors. Treatment for Wilms' tumor involves surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The type of radiation therapy used for Wilms tumor is external beam radiation therapy. There are five stages of Wilms tumor cancer and treatments vary by their stage. Poor patient outcomes depend on contributing factors such as late presentation, malnutrition and drug toxicity, limited resources, culture and lack of education, and limited reporting. In saying so, surgeons need to know how to maximize preoperative and postoperative treatment possibilities for achieving optimal results of patients with Wilms tumor in the future.

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Medical Imaging


Radiation Therapy, Wilms tumor, external beam therapy, childhood cancer


Medicine and Health Sciences

External Beam Radiation Therapy for Wilms Tumor