Increase in preventive behaviour by organ transplant recipients after sun protection information in a skin cancer surveillance clinic.
Papier K., Gordon LG., Khosrotehrani K., Isbel N., Campbell S., Griffin A., Green AC.
Immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are at greatly increased risk of multiple skin cancers compared with the general population 1 . Since sun exposure amplifies this risk 2 , OTRs should be strongly advised about sun protection3 in addition to regular skin surveillance. When a new skin surveillance clinic dedicated to high-risk immunosuppressed transplant recipients was established in Brisbane, Australia, to expedite skin cancer treatment, we provided sun protection education and then monitored the attendees' short-term uptake of skin cancer prevention behaviours. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.