Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Skin Cancer (皮肤癌)

Skin Cancer (皮肤)
Organ transplant patients are at a higher risk — up to a 100-fold higher — for developing skin cancer compared to the general population.
This higher risk is caused by immunosuppressive medications, which are essential to transplant patients to prevent graft rejection and optimize graft survival. Because these medications suppress the immune system that fights off infection and prevents the development of cancer, transplant recipients are at elevated risk for infection and certain cancers.

An article, Warning Signs of Skin Cancer, by MOSS GREENE, may not be transplant related but provides information in identifying skin cancer.

Personal experience – I truly appreciate my Renal Doctor is trying to reduce the dosage of Prednisolone and Cyclosporine (Neoral®). [个人经验我真实地赞赏我的肾脏医生设法减少剂量PrednisoloneCyclosporine (Neoral®)]