Transplant recipients and lymphoma patients far likelier to develop melanoma

dhfma.org

Seems to be the week for articles on the side effects and trade-offs of stem cell transplants and lymphoma treatments, this time based on a study from the Mayo Clinic. Again, a trade-off worth taking. Loved the quote below, which basically is my routine:

Dr. [Jerry] Brewer also advises using sunscreen, trying to avoid the sun and steering clear of tanning beds. The melanoma risk is so high in immunosuppressed patients that they should use sunscreen not only every day, but “almost as often as you brush your teeth,” he says.

Transplant recipients and lymphoma patients far likelier to develop melanoma.

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