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Hi Pamela, Congratulations on 40+ years with a new kidney. Transplant recipients are more susceptible to skin cancer. @threerrr3 also has a similar experience with liver transplant and skin cancer.
@jolinda started this discussion about sun protection and transplant patients that you may wish to add your tips to.
– Anyone have tips on sun protection? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-have-tips-on-sun-protection/
You must have to keep a watchful eye on your skin. Are the lesions usually caught early?
I have several squamous cells, they ended up doing chemo injections in legs snd arm, all healed except left leg, I had a wound that woukd not close , did 3 biopsies, first positive second negative snd third positive, they sent me to wound specialist for a MOH th started me on clindamycin 300 bid for 20 days, they had no luck with it snd sent me back to dermatologist, who decided I needed a MOH specialist, Dr Lim took two layers off shin and closed it back, after 3 weeks, back for stitches removal, area, very painful to touch, she doesn’t know why it is so inflamed told me to come back in 2 weeks, the 19th will be two weeks! In meantime I sent a message to my dermatologist asking if I should go somewhere else, she said Dr had spoken to her snd they think my reactive squamous is back in the same spot, I have been going thru this since last June 2020, I have called Mayo in Jacksonville, hoping I can get done answers