Transplant patients help each other prevent cancer

Karen HandelmanTransplant News

An article written by Dr. Waterman was recently featured on the Sage Perspectives website. It discussed how Transplant Recipients’ International Organization (TRIO) approached Dr. Waterman to help design an online tool for kidney transplant patients who are at an increased risk of developing cancer. Dr. Waterman partnered with other medical professionals, health literacy experts, and members of the TRIO community. The resulting website (Post-Transplant Cancer Project) allows visitors to manage their cancer risk by learning about:

  • risk factors for their type of organ transplant
  • symptoms to look out for
  • living with cancers that affect the majority of long-term transplant survivors
  • building an action plan to help manage post-transplant cancer risk
  • where to go for more information, including links to helpful resources.

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