Wilms Tumor Treatment Cost In South Africa

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Wilms Tumor is also known as nephroblastoma, it is a cancer of the kidneys that typically occurs in children, and rarely in adults. It is named after Max Wilms, the German surgeon who first described it. Wilma tumor is treated usually by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy and it depends on several factors, such as the type, stage, and histology of the tumor.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Wilms tumor treatment includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, which may include [CT Scan, MRI, or ultrasound]

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - The patient will be required to visit the surgeon a week after the surgery to assess and remove any staples or stitches.

Factors affecting cost of Wilms Tumor Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or Single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests, such as ECG or blood tests, may be required.

  • An extended stay at the hospital (Generally, the stay is around 3-4 days)

  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

List of Centers for Wilms Tumor Treatment in South Africa

Popular Cities in South Africa for Wilms Tumor Treatment are:

Doctors for Wilms Tumor Treatment in South Africa

The right doctor to consult for Wilms Tumor is a Pediatric Urologist along with a Nephrologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Jay Moodley

Dr. Jay Moodley

Consultant, 14 years of experience

Busamed Gateway Private Hospital, UmhlangaLocation

Chronic kidney damage

Dr. Craig Grant Arendse

Dr. Craig Grant Arendse

Consultant, 16 years of experience

Melomed Claremont Private Hospital, Cape TownLocation

Kidney Diseases Kidney Failure

Success Rate

The 5-year survival rate for children with a Wilms tumor is around 93%. However, the rate varies according to the stage of the disease.

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