Since obtaining an organ transplant, my risk of cancer has grown dramatically.
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Taking immunosuppressants lowers immune detection and death of cancer cells, slows apoptosis, and promotes chronic inflammation, all of which contribute to many forms of cancer.
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Doing all I can to reduce my cancer risk is critical to my health and the health of everyone who has had an organ transplant.
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That is why sun protection is more than recommended; it is a must! Here are some simple yet effective strategies for staying safe and enjoyingĀ life.
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šŸ’š Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen: Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Reapply every two hours after swimming or sweating.
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šŸ’š Wear protective clothing: Choose long-sleeved shirts, slacks, and wide-brimmed hats. Clothing with UV protection is an excellent option.
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šŸ’š Seek shade: Remain in the shade whenever possible, particularly during peak sun hours (10 AM-4 PM).
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šŸ’š Avoid tanning beds: They are as damaging as direct sunlight (I can’t believe I used to go to tanning beds as a teen).
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šŸ’š Regular Skin Checks: See your doctor regularly for any skin changes. Early detection is critical!
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Please share this message with your friends and family to help keep our community safe and informed.
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For more information, please refer to https://transplant.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Skin_Cancer_resource.pdf šŸŒæ
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