• Susan Pincus

    Susan, kidney/pancreas transplant athlete, living life to the fullest overcoming skin cancer

    Susan Pincus, kidney/pancreas transplant 1998

  • Art Lekoff

    "Art, heart recipient, living life to the fullest overcoming cancer."

    Art Lekott, heart & kidney recipient 2004

  • Elizabeth Rubin

    "Elizabeth, 23 years post liver transplant, enjoying life beyond skin cancer."

    Elizabeth Rubin, liver recipient 1992, cooking at Gift of Life Family House

  • Bob Kelchner

    "Bob, recipient of two living donor kidneys, in control (train hobbyist) thriving beyond post-transplant cancer."

    Bob Kelchner, 13 years and two living family donors later

  • Valen Cover-Keefer

    "Valen, 13 years alive with a living donated kidney, living a full life with skin cancers overcome!"

    Valen Cover-Keefer, kidney recipient, 2002

  • Jim Gleason

    "21 years with this gift of a heart, living a full life with cancers overcome!"

    Jim Gleason, Heart Transplant Recipient

An Introduction to Post-Transplant Cancer

Welcome to the TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) Post-Transplant Cancer (PTC) web site.

Here you will find structured educational material and videos to LEARN about and raise your awareness of cancer risk for transplant recipients. Once aware of the higher risk, you can learn symptoms to LOOK out for and how to deal and LIVE with cancers that affect the majority of long-term transplant survivors.  Finally you will have LINKS to resources to help you go further in this life-saving learning process.  Come, enjoy and live a long cancer-free healthy life with your transplant.

Recent updates & PTC news:

>Slides used at 2016 TGA PTC workshop
>More Evidence of Exercise for Cancer Prevention 5/2016
>The Cancer Conundrum:How should transplant professionals manage their patients in the era of cancer immunotherapy? 3/2016
>2015 Annual Cancer Report: Falling Cancer Death Rates, Increasing Liver Cancers, Prevention is Key 3/2016
> A doctor shares the secrets of cancer survivors - 2/2016
Immunosuppressed Melanoma Patients Have More Aggressive Disease - 7/2015
Cancer death risk higher for organ transplant patients  - 1/2016
> See Sugar & cancer topic under LINKS: INTERACTIVE BLOG 1/2016
> Watch Cancer Biology  Introduction (video) in LINKS: RESOURCE LIBRARY 1/2016

Note: Content is being added as our research progresses, with the more popular topics being expanded first, ie., organ type: kidney (80% of transplants are kidneys); cancer type: skin (most common cancer by far in post-transplant patients) - since that will serve the greatest number of patients first.

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  • Post-Transplant Cancer

    Risks by Organ Type

    Imagine this too common scenario: A candidate for organ transplant attends the pre-transplant introduction offered by most transplant programs.  Among the overwhelming amount of information explained is the fact that a transplant recipient will be on immunosuppressant medications for the...

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  • The Most Common

    Post-Transplant Cancer Types

    Each type of organ transplant comes with cancer risks that may be different due to unique biology of that organ, or more commonly, due to the different drug protocals - both drug type and dosage - used for each type of transplant.  

    In this LOOK section you will find topics...

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    Kidney 
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    Liver 
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    Skin 
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  • Post-Transplant

    Life Phases

    Now that you LEARN aobut the higher risk of cancer in organ transplant patients and can LOOK for the signs that give early warning to cancer types common to your type of organ transplant, its time to face and understand how to LIVE through the life cycle of cancer.  That will inlcude...

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    Choose a Life Phase for more information:

  • Post-Transplant Cancer

    Resources

    Beyond learning about the risks of cancer post-transplant, and then looking to recognize symptoms so you can live with action to address those risks early on when treatment success is most likely, in this final LINKS section...

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    Choose a resource for more information:

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    DISCLAIMER: The content of this TRIO post-transplant cancer Web site is not influenced by sponsors. The site is designed primarily for use by transplant recipients and their supporters. The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as offering medical advice. Please check with your transplant team or a physician skilled in cancer and your organ type if you suspect you are ill.