Transplant News stories from August, 2015

Hopkins: Organ transplant recipients more susceptible to deadly skin cancer

The risk of melanoma was found especially high in transplant recipients between one and four years after surgery.

“The researchers found that transplant recipients were four times more likely to be diagnosed with regional stage melanoma, which has already begun to spread to other parts of the body,” the release states.

“We were surprised to see that transplant recipients were particularly at risk for developing melanomas that weren’t found until they had already spread.”

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