Can childhood kidney tumors affect children of any age?

Different types of childhood kidney tumors can affect children of various ages. Wilms tumor, which is the most common type of childhood kidney tumor, usually affects young children. Children with Wilms tumor are almost always under the age of 6, with an average age of diagnosis of 3 years old. Other types of childhood kidney tumors may affect a wide age range, depending on the type. For instance, rhabdoid tumor of the kidney and mesoblastic nephroma are almost always found in infants or very young children, while renal cell carcinoma is very rare among young children but more commonly affects teenagers between 15 and 19 years old.

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