August 17, 2012

Screening for colorectal cancer and advanced colorectal neoplasia in kidney transplant recipients: cross sectional prevalence and diagnostic accuracy study of faecal immunochemical testing for haemoglobin and colonoscopy


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Screening for colon cancer is recommended in the general population because of demonstrated reductions in mortality. Whether this applies in immunosuppressed patients is unclear. In this study, renal transplant recipients had a high rate of colon cancer or advanced lesions. This study supports screening renal transplant recipients for colon cancer.

Renal Transplantation

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