Cancer

 
Anti-rejection drugs reduce the activity of your child’s immune system and thus also decrease the organism’s capacity to identify and to destroy abnormal cells such as precancerous or cancer cells. As we know that early detection is crucial for the success of his treatment, it is therefore essential that your child and future adult is examined at least once per year by a paediatrician or family doctor for life. The incidence of skin cancers and other cancers in transplanted children is not known, but we know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in adult patients who have undergone transplantation. This is why we advise transplanted children to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the sun, since it has been shown that exposure to the sun increases the risk of skin cancer. A cloudy sky and the shade do not necessarily protect your child from the harmful rays of sunshine. Only sun protection products, clothes and a hat can provide protection. A sun protection factor of at least 30 must be used every time your child is exposed to sunshine. Make sure to cover all the exposed parts of the skin, such as the face, the ears, the neck, the arms and the legs. When your child is outside for extended periods of time, you should regularly repeat the application of sun protection products.