Problem

Kidney cancer

Other Names:
Malignant neoplasm of the kidney
Hypernephroma
Wilms' tumour
Nature:
Adult kidney cancer has no known cause and may be discovered incidentally through examinations for other conditions. It is often widespread when initially found. Recent scientific understanding points to a genetic cause, more so than other cancers.
Incidence:
Childhood kidney cancer, know as Wilm's tumour, occurs primarily in children younger than seven. At least 30 percent of Wilm's tumour cases are caused by inherited factors.
Aggravates:
Blood in urine
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST