Kidney Tumors Overview
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Kidney tumors begin from cells in the kidneys, which are a pair of bean-shaped organs located toward the back near the bottom of the rib cage. Kidneys filter blood, taking out waste products and substances that are not needed. The result is urine, which is stored in the bladder until it passes out of the body.

Children and teens with kidney tumors are treated at Seattle Children’s, a founding organization of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Seattle Children’s has a long history of successfully caring for children and teens with kidney tumors.

Expert Care for Your Child

Cancer in children is not very common. Only about 1 percent of cancers diagnosed in the United States are in children, so community doctors usually have limited knowledge of pediatric cancer treatment. This is why almost all children with cancer in this country receive treatment through one of the centers—like Seattle Children’s—that make up the Children’s Oncology Group.

Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center  brings together experts from more than 20 subspecialties to provide diagnostic services and treatments, including the very latest options. The team of pediatric oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, Child Life specialists, social workers, and chaplains partner with you to provide expert, family-centered care and compassionate support. We help you understand your child’s health and treatment options because you, your child, and your family are an important part of the care team.

Because Seattle Children’s doctors take part in national and international research studies, and often lead them, we can offer new treatment options that many other hospitals cannot give their patients.

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To make an appointment, call Seattle Children’s at (206) 987-2106.