Organ Transplantation

Risk for Skin Cancer Higher in Organ Transplant Recipients

Risk for Skin Cancer Higher in Organ Transplant Recipients

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Organ transplant recipients of all races/ethnicities are at higher risk for skin cancer, therefore routine, annual total-body skin cancer screenings should be a part of post organ transplant care.

Previous Cancers Linked to Higher Rates for Death and New Cancers in Organ Transplantation Recipients

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People who had had cancer before an organ transplant are more likely to die of any cause or of cancer, or to develop a new cancer than people had not had cancer before an organ transplant.

Cancer Death Rate Higher Among Organ Transplant Recipients

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Cancer mortality in solid-organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) was increased compared with the cancer death rate expected in the general population.

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