Journal Article

IV.6.3 Solid organ cancers: prevention and treatment

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 17, issue suppl_4, pages 32-36
Published in print April 2002 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online April 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/17.suppl_4.32
IV.6.3 Solid organ cancers: prevention and treatment

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Guidelines

J. All renal transplant recipients should have regular ultrasonography of their native kidneys (when applicable) for screening of renal cell carcinomas, which are observed at much higher incidence in both dialysed and transplant patients.

(Evidence level B)

K. Guidelines published for screening and prevention of solid organ cancers in the general population should be strictly applied to transplant recipients, who are in general at higher cancer risk, but would benefit equally or even greater.

(Evidence level B)

L. All male renal transplant recipients aged 50 and over should have a yearly prostate specific antigen (PSA) test prior to a regular digital rectal examination.

(Evidence level B)

M. All female renal transplant recipients should have a yearly cervical (PAP) smear together with regular pelvic examination and regular mammography, according to national recommendations where available.

(Evidence level B)

N. All renal transplant recipients should undergo a faecal occult‐blood testing as a screening for colorectal cancer and other (pre‐malignant) lesions, according to national recommendations where available.

(Evidence level B)

O. In all these conditions, it is recommended to reduce immunosuppression whenever possible.

(Evidence level C)

See also Guidelines in Part 1: I.5.1 A–C, pp. 6–7.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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