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Childhood cancer survivors may have late effects that affect the kidneys.

Kidneylate effects may include the following:

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Certain factors increase the risk that kidney problems will occur.

The following may increase the risk of kidney late effects:

  • Having cancer in both kidneys.
  • Being young at the time of treatment (the younger the child, the greater the risk).
  • Having a geneticsyndrome that increases the risk of kidney problems, such as Denys-Drash syndrome.

Risk may also be increased in childhood cancer survivors who received any of the following:

Kidney late effects may be caused by treatment for Wilms' tumor and other childhood cancers.


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Last Updated: October 07, 2011
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