Children’s kidney cancer diagnosed later in UK than Germany

In a recent study by Cancer Research UK and published in Archives of Disease in Childhood last week, Wilms’ tumours where diagnosed in the UK at a later and more advanced stage than those diagnosed in Germany.

Wilms’ tumour is the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, affecting about 80 children a year in the UK, most children being under 5 years old. Treatment is usually successful, with 90% of children surviving their cancer.

Finding the cancer at an early stage means that treatment is more likely to be successful and have fewer side effects.

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