Dramatic new photographs have illustrated the plight of children suffering from a common form of pediatric cancer. The three snapshots, taken in India’s Chitrakoot Dham Karwi, this week, offer graphic insight into the pain of Wilms Tumours – a rare form of growths that target the kidneys.
The child’s painful-looking mass is so swollen that the youngster appears unable to wear her clothes properly, with her t-shirt barely covering the tumour’s tip and her elasticated trousers gathered underneath it.
Shockingly, Wilms tumours are the most common cancers in children, accounting for 9 out of 10 cases, but – according to cancer charity Macmillan -the causes of it are largely unknown.
Fortunately, all children are expected to undergo a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, before undergoing surgery.