Solid Tumours


Other solid tumours

Solid tumours are solid, at first localised lesions that form a swelling. They can originate from any tissue, organ or organ system, respectively. Solid tumours can be benign or malignant. Following brain tumours (tumours of the central nervous system), the most frequent solid tumours are soft tissue sarcomas (especially rhabdomyosarcoma) with approximately 6 %, tumours of the sympathetic nervous system (neuroblastoma) accounting for about 5,5 %, bone tumours (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma) with 5 %, and kidney tumours (Wilms tumour or nephroblastoma, respectively) accounting for about 4 % of all cancers in children and teenagers. Less frequent are germ cell tumours, eye tumours (retinoblastoma), and liver tumours (hepatoblastoma and carcinoma).

Information for patients or family members

Here, you will find information on the most frequent solid tumours in children and teenagers.

Trials / Registries

Almost all European children and teenagers
with solid tumours are treated according to standardised protocols based on clinical trials or registry recommendations. Currently active trials / registries:

Literature and work material

Treatment guidelines, follow-up plans,
guidelines for aftercare, checklists and more can be found here

For more reading

you will find a selection of additional patient information on solid tumours provided by external sources in English here: