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:

  • 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 the list of NCI-supported 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 website.

Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney

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

Check the list of NCI-supported 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 website.

Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney

Treatment of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney may include:

Check the list of NCI-supported 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 website.

Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma

Treatment for congenital mesoblastic nephroma usually includes:

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Check the list of NCI-supported cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with congenital mesoblastic nephroma. 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 website.

Ewing Sarcoma (Neuroepithelial Tumor) of the Kidney

There is no standard treatment for Ewing sarcoma (neuroepithelial tumor) of the kidney. Treatment may include:

  • A combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.

It may also be treated in the same way that Ewing sarcoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumors are treated. See the PDQ summary about Ewing Sarcoma Treatment for more information.

Check the list of NCI-supported cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET). 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 website.

Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor of the Kidney

There is no standard treatment for desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the kidney. Treatment may include:

  • A combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.

Check the list of NCI-supported cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with childhood desmoplastic small round cell tumor. 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 website.

Cystic Partially Differentiated Nephroblastoma

Treatment of cystic partially differentiated nephroblastoma may include:

  • Surgery that may be followed by chemotherapy.

Multilocular Cystic Nephroma

Treatment of multilocular cystic nephroma usually includes:

  • Surgery.

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Primary Renal Synovial Sarcoma

Treatment of primary renal synovial sarcoma usually includes:

  • Chemotherapy.

Anaplastic Sarcoma of the Kidney

There is no standard treatment for anaplastic sarcoma of the kidney. Treatment is usually the same treatment given for anaplastic Wilms tumor.

Nephroblastomatosis (Diffuse Hyperplastic Perilobar Nephroblastomatosis)

The treatment of nephroblastomatosis depends on the following:

  • Whether the child has abnormal groups of cells in one or both kidneys.
  • Whether the child has Wilms tumor in one kidney and groups of abnormal cells in the other kidney.

Treatment of nephroblastomatosis may include:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Partial nephrectomy may be done to keep as much kidney function as possible.
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