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Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Other Childhood Kidney Tumors

Renal Cell Cancer (RCC)

Treatment of renal cell cancer usually includes:

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  • Surgery, which may be:
    • nephrectomy with removal of lymph nodes; or
    • partial nephrectomy with removal of lymph nodes.
  • Biologic therapy for cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

See the PDQ summary about Renal Cell Cancer Treatment for more information.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with renal cell carcinoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney

There is no standard treatment for rhabdoid tumor of the kidney. Treatment is usually within a clinical trial.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with rhabdoid tumor of the kidney. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney

Treatment of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney may include:

  • Nephrectomy with removal of lymph nodes followed by combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the abdomen.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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