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Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Transplant Recipients

  1. Fair or easily burned skin
  2. Blue, green or hazel eyes
  3. Red or blonde hair
  4. Extensive freckling
  5. Outdoor occupation or history of extensive sun exposure
  6. Family history of skin cancer
  7. Personal history of skin cancer
  8. Older age
  9. Longer duration of immunosuppression
  10. Infections of the skin with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is the virus responsible for warts on the skin
  11. Place of residence at a latitude close to the equator or a high altitude

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Updated on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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