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Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Immunosuppression

I am not a kidney transplant specialist, but i still think i can answer. Patients that receive an organ transplant usually need ongoing immunosuppression to prevent rejection.
That can include a variety of drugs including steroids. Diabetes, bone loss - steroid induced cancer - immunosuppression drugs.

In brief: Immunosuppression

I am not a kidney transplant specialist, but i still think i can answer. Patients that receive an organ transplant usually need ongoing immunosuppression to prevent rejection.
That can include a variety of drugs including steroids. Diabetes, bone loss - steroid induced cancer - immunosuppression drugs.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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In brief: Cancer

Anti rejection meds lower immune system and increase chance for cancer.

In brief: Cancer

Anti rejection meds lower immune system and increase chance for cancer.
Dr. Michael Lyons
Dr. Michael Lyons
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