Patient Stories

    • WP, renal transplant 1984

      I had a renal transplant in July 1984 and it is now a way of life. When I had my first diagnosis of skin cancer, I wasn’t worried as I felt I was being well looked after. I don’t worry about future problems and keep a positive daily outlook. I don’t feel it has changed [...]Read More
    • Anonymous

      My transplant and anti-rejection drugs have not affected my skin at all. I am not worried about future skin problems as I now take extra care of my skin.Read More
    • JL

      I have just started getting warts and my skin is very dry. I have not had any skin cancers yet, but I do worry about future skin problemsRead More
    • JN, renal transplant 1983

      I have had a renal transplant for many years now and have had so many skin cancers cut out. But, the scarring does not bother me and I don’t find the anti-rejection drugs themselves a problem.Read More
    • Forty years of azathioprine and sunlight

      I have suffered with Crohns Disease for nearly 40 years now. Back then the only treatments available were steroids so when my consultant told me he was trying me on a new drug that would allow me to reduce my Prednisolone I was very excited. I started on Azathioprine and indeed remained on it for [...]Read More
    • All well with skin six years after transplant

      I was diagnosed with CRF in my late thirties and about 15 years later was put on the transplant list. It was at my first meeting with the transplant co-ordination team that some possible side effects of anti-rejection drugs were explained to me including the higher risk of developing skin cancers. I was given skin [...]Read More