How is clear cell sarcoma of the kidney treated?
To treat CCSK, surgeons typically remove the tumor and lymph nodes around the kidney. Sometimes they need to remove the kidney completely, which is called a nephrectomy. If the tumor has spread outside the kidney, your child may need additional surgery, medication or radiation therapy.
Why choose us for treatment of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney?
At Children’s Colorado, we have extensive experience treating and managing clear cell sarcoma of the kidney in children. Our medical experts are also active in urologic cancer clinical trials and research and strive to find more effective and innovative ways to treat CCSK. We are also fortunate to have one of the only pediatric urologists in the world who is also fellowship-trained in urologic oncology, Nicholas Cost, MD. In addition to diagnosing and treating childhood CCSK, Dr. Cost leads research teams specializing in kidney tumors and has written numerous articles about the subject.
When it comes to surgical treatment for pediatric kidney tumors, we are also able to offer minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery) in suitable cases. Minimally invasive surgery provides the highest precision as well as shorter recovery times, which helps children get back to their normal lives faster.
Helpful CCSK resources
We recommend the following resource for research and information about CCSK:
- The Children’s Oncology Group: A National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research