Risk high, prognosis poor for aggressive squamous cell carcinoma in organ transplant recipients
from Oncology Nurse Advisor
Squamous cell carcinoma occurs more frequently among organ transplant recipients than in the general population, therefore, researchers explored features of this relationship with results published in
. According to the authors, SCC occurs 65- to 250-fold more often among recipients of solid organ transplants than among people who do not receive these transplants, affecting 20 percent to 75 percent of recipients within the first two decades posttransplant.
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