Watching out for cancer

The overall incidence of cancer after transplantation is low (less than 1 to 2 percent). However, the risk still exists, so it's wise to know the possibilities:

^ The antirejection drugs increase your risk for cancer, especially a form called posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD). PTLD has the following characteristics:

• It's more common in patients under age 18.

• Caucasian males have a higher incidence than others.

• It can occur in a single site or multiple sites in the body.

• Treatment may require stopping the antirejection drugs.

^ Cervical cancer occurs more frequently after transplants and should be prevented by regular pelvic exams.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Diabetes Sustenance

Diabetes Sustenance

Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Dealing With Diabetes The Healthy Way. This Book Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To Learning How Nutritional Supplements Can Control Sugar Levels.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment