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:
> Sleep and Cancer 4/11/2018
> First Aid for People with Cancer 4/5/2018
> Sign up for Transplant Skin Cancer Network Survey <-- click here for invitation) 2/26/2018
> Click to download UCSF informational pamphlet: "Skin Cancer: An Introduction for Organ Transplant Recipients" 2/26/2018
> Post-transplant Lymphomas 12/2/2017
> Free downloadable booklet by CRI:"Cancer and the Immune System: The Vital Connection 12/1/2017
> FREE Cancer Resource: Living with Cancer 10/20/2017
> FDA approves a game-changiing treatment for blood cancer 10/19/2017
> PTC breast cancer survivor patient testimonial video added 10/19/2017
> 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Are Likely to Ignore 10/16/2017
> PTSD and Life After Cancer 10/11/2017
> 7 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment and How to Cope With Them 10/17/2017
> 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...