The Prevalence of Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients

Skin cancer is the most common cancer found in organ transplant recipients.  Patients who have received an organ transplant are up to 65 times more likely to develop skin cancer than people without transplants. Moreover, in a study conducted by the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative (ITSCC), it was found that transplant patients have a 100-fold increased risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell.