Published in Blood Weekly, March 27th, 2003
According to a study from Germany, "Up to 30% of patients with an organ transplantation develop precancerous lesions and malignant tumors, especially of the skin. All 241 patients who underwent heart transplantation from 1990-2000 were evaluated with regard to the development of neoplasias.
"Those alive in September 1999 were referred for a standardized dermatological exam (n=156), which detected malignancy in 28 patients being transplanted for 4.98 years on average. The skin was the organ most frequently involved (64%, n=18). Also, 18% (n=5) of tumors were found in the...
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