- By Dana Sparks
Transplant and Lymphoma Patients More Likely to Get Melanoma
Melanoma is on the rise, and a Mayo Clinic review has found that transplant recipients and lymphoma patients are more likely to get that form of skin cancer than the average person. Mayo Clinic dermatologist and study co-author Jerry Brewer, M.D., says, “These patients with immunosuppression should be looking themselves over head to toe once a month, they should be seeing a dermatologist once or twice a year, and if they have a lot of other risk factors, maybe more often than that.”
Sound bites with Dr. Brewer are available in the downloads above.
Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Jerry Brewer, Mayo Clinic Dermatologist