What immunosuppressant meds are you on?

What immunosuppressant meds are you on?
Post-transplant cancers are most often caused by our immunosuppressant medications that protect our transplanted organ from rejection.  Which of those meds are you taking and what has been your cancer experience as related to how long you were taking those meds?  If they switched you over to a different med due to cancer detection, when and from which and to which meds were you switched?

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  • Jim G (heart guy)

    Jim G (heart guy)

    23 September 2015 at 16:33 | #

    Six years after my heart transplant, signs of kidney damage showed up on the annual tests. Visiting my first nephrologist, he said I didn't need a kidney transplant and suggested a change from Neoral (a form of Cyclosporine) to a different med. Lucky for me by this point there were alternatives available and I was moved to Prograf (generic: tacrolimus). Kidney function returned to normal. Many skin cancers later, and even a kidney cancer at the 20 year point, I'm doing fine, still on that med.


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