Increase in preventive behaviour by organ transplant recipients after sun protection information in a skin cancer surveillance clinic.
AffiliationQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Population Health Department, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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AbstractImmunosuppressed organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are at greatly increased risk of multiple skin cancers compared with the general population 1 . Since sun exposure amplifies this risk 2 , OTRs should be strongly advised about sun protection3 in addition to regular skin surveillance. When a new skin surveillance clinic dedicated to high-risk immunosuppressed transplant recipients was established in Brisbane, Australia, to expedite skin cancer treatment, we provided sun protection education and then monitored the attendees' short-term uptake of skin cancer prevention behaviours. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
CitationIncrease in preventive behaviour by organ transplant recipients after sun protection information in a skin cancer surveillance clinic. 2018 Br. J. Dermatol.
JournalThe British Journal of Dermatology