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What are rare kidney tumors?

Rare kidney tumors are tumors that form in the kidneys. The kidneys are organs that clean the blood by removing waste products. There are many different types of kidney tumors. Kidney tumors are named after where they grow in the kidney or what kind of cells the tumor cells look like.

Some of the rare kidney tumors that affect children, teens, and young adults are:


The kidneys are part of the urinary system. The urinary system cleans the blood and removes waste from the body. 

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