Cancer is more common in transplant patients than the general population. Research has shown that it is likely for patients who live for at least 10 years after a transplant to develop some type of cancer, including skin cancer. For more information, choose a topic below:
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is committed to providing accurate and reliable information for transplant patients. The content on this page was originally created on May 5, 2006 by UNOS and last modified on June 30, 2006. The following sources were used as references:
Kauffman, H. Myron, Cherikh, Wida S., McBride, Maureen A., Cheng, Yulin, Hanto, Douglas W. Post-Transplant De Novo Malignancies in Renal Transplant Recipients: The Past and Present. Transplantation International 2006.
Transplantation 70:1747-51, 2000. First Report of the United Network for Organ Sharing Transplant Tumor Registry: Donors with a History of Cancer.
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