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Why is it that kidney recipients at higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Medications

After a renal transplant, an individual must take immunosuppressive therapy as well as steroids.
Unfortunately, these medications can increase a person risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease.

In brief: Medications

After a renal transplant, an individual must take immunosuppressive therapy as well as steroids.
Unfortunately, these medications can increase a person risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Immunocompromised

Generally, patients who get kidney transplants are in an immunocompromised state and as such, can be at risk for developing other illnesses, including the ones you have mentioned.

In brief: Immunocompromised

Generally, patients who get kidney transplants are in an immunocompromised state and as such, can be at risk for developing other illnesses, including the ones you have mentioned.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy
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