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can stage iii bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

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Dr. Chris Kyle
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
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
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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