• Bob Goodman

    Bob, living the full life post heart transplant with his wife, Patti

    Bob Goodman, heart recipient, athlete and post-transplant cancer survivor

  • 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 Lekoff, 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

An Introduction to Post-Transplant Cancer

Welcome to the Post-Transplant Cancer (PTC) Project! 

I don’t know if you are aware but as an organ transplant patient,
you face an increased risk of cancer due to
having to take immunosuppressant drugs to maintain your new organ.
 
There are many things that you and your families can do
to be pro-active in learning about, monitoring, and seeking treatment for PTC symptoms. 
 
TRIO built this website so that patients and their families
could learn more about this very important topic. 

The PTC Project has sought out the most accurate and
up to date medical information from medical experts,
tailored by organ transplant type, so that you have all the facts.
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Spend some time on this website.  It will help you learn: 

1. About cancer risk for your organ type
2. Cancer symptoms to look out for
3. How to live with cancers that affect the majority of long-term transplant survivors
4. How to build an action plan to help you manage your PTC risk.
5. Where to go to link you to other helpful resources

What patients and medical staff have said about this
Post-Transplant Cancer Project:

"This is a common-sense approach to a very scary subject."  - Transplant social worker.
“I believe that the information provided here has given me the tools
I might need in the future if I am faced with a diagnosis of cancer.” 
- Transplant recipient.
"TRIO is to be commended for taking on this important and complex subject that can mean
many more healthy years of post-transplant survival despite the higher risk of cancer."
  - Transplant recipient.
“Invaluable information for anyone post-transplant!”  - Transplant recipient.

The following are quotes from medical copywriter  Bronwen Watson as shared on mymed.com

"Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can fill anyone with an undeniable sense of dread.
With the global prevalence of various cancer forms seemingly growing by the day,
the notion that 'this won’t happen to me… it happens to other people' is beginning to phase out.
Cancer is touching more and more lives."

"Think about it… you probably know at least one person who has battled this disease.
But if it hasn’t affected someone very close to you, how much do you really understand about the impact it has on a person’s life?
Awareness campaigns like 'Forever Changed' are going beyond ‘knowledge is power’ initiatives,
generating proactive plans that provide support where it is most needed."

And her thoughts on the global scale of cancer:

"Cancer is spreading… It’s touching everybody’s life. Young and old,
cancer is likely to affect each of us in some capacity or another at some point in our lifetimes,
and for some,
perhaps even on more than one occasion. It can happen to you.
It can happen to a loved one or even a colleague.
While not a very comforting thought, it is the stark reality that few can now ignore."

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TRIO invites you to come, enjoy and learn how to live a long cancer-free healthy life with your transplant.

 

Note: we welcome your comments/suggestions via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Learn More

  • Post-Transplant Cancer

    Risks by Organ Type

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    Choose a transplant organ type:

  • The Most Common

    Post-Transplant Cancer Types

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    Life Phases

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    Resources

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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.