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Which cancers can occur as an adverse effect of immunosuppressive therapy?
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Skin and lymphoma
Skin cancer is already at an epidemic rate - immunosuppression increases that risk.
The longer you take immunosuppression, the greater the risk of skin cancer. All immunosuppressed patients should have an annual skin check by a knowledgeable provider. By 5 years, 50% of australian patients had skin cancers (due to intense sun and very light skin). Lymphoma is second most frequent.

In brief: Skin and lymphoma
Skin cancer is already at an epidemic rate - immunosuppression increases that risk.
The longer you take immunosuppression, the greater the risk of skin cancer. All immunosuppressed patients should have an annual skin check by a knowledgeable provider. By 5 years, 50% of australian patients had skin cancers (due to intense sun and very light skin). Lymphoma is second most frequent.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Lymphoma
The commonest cancers as an adverse effect of immuno-suppressive therapy are ebv related lymphomas.
Other cancers include kaposi sarcoma and some skin cancers.

In brief: Lymphoma
The commonest cancers as an adverse effect of immuno-suppressive therapy are ebv related lymphomas.
Other cancers include kaposi sarcoma and some skin cancers.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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