Wilms tumor—also known as nephroblastoma—is a cancerous solid tumor that occurs in the kidneys. It can affect one or both kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney cancer found in children. At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our dedicated team is highly skilled and experienced in treating children and young adults with kidney cancers, such as:
- Wilms tumor
- Renal cell carcinoma
- Clear cell carcinoma
- Rhabdoid tumor
We offer a full range of treatment options for kids and young adults with kidney tumors. We will create a treatment plan for each patient, as approaches to treatment can vary. Our team works closely with each family to determine the best course of action. Treatment options may include:
- Chemotherapy (chemo): A group of medicines that kill or damage cancer cells
- Radiation therapy: The use of high-energy rays to kill or damage cancer cells
- Surgery: A procedure to remove as many of the cancerous cells as possible
- Developmental therapeutics: Promising new cancer treatments for children who have relapsed or who have difficult-to-treat cancers
A child with a kidney tumor may undergo any one of these treatments or a combination of them.
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The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is home to one of the leading childhood cancer programs in the country. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach makes the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center a top choice for the treatment of pediatric kidney tumors.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis for your child can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we are here to support you and your family. We make it our mission to provide the best care—and best experience—for every child, whether treating a toddler during an emergency or helping a teen through chemotherapy treatments. Family plays an important role in your child’s well-being. Not only are you a vital part of your child’s healthcare team, you are a source of security and comfort.