Cancer experience post transplant?

Cancer experience post transplant?
Have you had any diagnosed cancers after your organ transplant?  If so, what kind of cancer and what kind of organ transplant?  How many years after the transplant did that get diagnosed?

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Comments (3)

  • JimG


    17 June 2015 at 18:42 | #

    heart transplant in '94 - 6 years later: prostate cancer in 2000 - 16 years later: skin cancers since 2010 - 18 years later: kidney cancer in 2012


  • Monet


    23 August 2015 at 15:48 | #

    I had a kidney transplant in 1994 at age 45. Have had a couple of squamous and one basal cell cancer caught and removed early. Otherwise, good health. However, my younger brother and sister have both had melanomas! They aren't tx recipients and are in good health generally. I took 125 mg cyclosporine for 20 years before recently switching to rapamune, 1 mg/day, because it's supposed to be less cancer-inducing.


  • Jim G (heart guy)

    Jim G (heart guy)

    15 October 2015 at 18:27 | #

    Thanks Monet. I too should have added what meds I'd been taking to add clarity to this blog issue: Cyclosporin (in Neoral form) for first 10 years (375 mg 2xday) then moved to Prograf (Tacrolimus) when kidneys started showing damage and that quieted things down for these past 10+ years later. Also on Immuran but off Prednisone within 6 mos of the heart transplant back in 1994.


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