Skin Cancer and Transplant Recipient Seminars

Organ transplant recipients have a high risk of developing skin cancer, with about one in 20 transplant patients dying of skin-related malignancies. That's because skin cancers that develop in transplant patients tend to be more aggressive, have a higher rate of recurrence and spread to other parts of the body.

Dermatologists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center offer seminars to educate transplant recipients about the potential risk of skin cancer, including early detection, preventive strategies and treatment options.

UCSF dermatologists speak at the seminars and answer patient questions at the end of each session during a Q&A period and reception.

Seminars are open to the public with no advance registration. Refreshments are served and parking is validated.

All organ transplant patients are encouraged to attend, before and after transplant surgery. Health care professionals are invited to attend as well.

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For more information about the seminars, contact Dermatology at (415) 353-7800

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