Transplant patients need to be made aware of skin cancer risk

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.296 (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:296
  1. Vandana S Ramrakha-Jones, specialist registrar, dermatology (davana@doctors.org.uk)
  1. Dermatology Department, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill NHS Trust, Glasgow G3 8SJ

    EDITOR—Harden et al in their survey of skin cancer surveillance in recipients of renal transplants have highlighted the fact that monitoring of these patients is inadequate.1 They say that patient information does not necessarily correspond to patient awareness. Despite being given information on skin cancer, many patients remain unaware of the risks of ultraviolet radiation and do not adopt long term sun protection measures.2

    The risk of non-melanoma skin …

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