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ITSCC Patient Education Brochure:
Are You AT-RISC?

  • Squamous cell carcinoma is 65 times more common in transplant recipients than in non-transplant patients
  • Kidney transplant patients are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma
  • In Australia, after the fourth post-transplant year, 25% of heart transplant patients actually die from skin cancer
  • Only 54% of transplant recipients remembered receiving advice about skin cancer
  • Only 40% of kidney transplant recipients reported using sunscreen, and 90% of those used sunscreen with a sun protection factor of less than 10


AT-RISC = After Transplant Reduce the Incidence of Skin Cancer

Updated on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018


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