A 44-year-old member asked:
can stage iii bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Chris Kyle answered
17 years experience Urology
No: I don't think so, but i would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malignancy is dangerous.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
Dr. Gregory Lewis answered
43 years experience Urology
See below: Transplant candidates are screened for cancer as part of the assessment process. For potential transplant recipients with a prior history of cancer, waiting periods are ~2–5 years after remission, depending on cancer type and stage. Kidney transplant recipients have >2x higher risk of developing or dying from cancer than. The higher risk is mulifactorial: immunosuppression, onogenic viruses, etc.
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
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