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Wilms' Tumor Symptoms

Symptoms of Wilms' tumor vary from child to child. Because tumors often grow large before they are discovered, the main symptom is a bloated or enlarged abdomen. A mass in the abdomen also might be noticed.

Other signs of Wilms' tumor include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • High blood pressure
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation
  • Recurring fever

If your child has these symptoms, they are probably caused by something less serious than Wilms' tumor. However, it's a good idea to talk to your child's doctor, as they may signal other health problems.

If your child has been diagnosed with Wilms' tumor, we're here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Team approach to customized care for Wilms' tumor
  • Advanced surgical expertise
  • Clinical trials of innovative treatments for Wilms' tumor
  • Pioneers of chemotherapy for Wilms' tumor
  • Comprehensive support services for child and family

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