01. PTC (Post-transplant Cancer): General introduction

A general introduction: 



Full text of the video follows . . .

Currently there are only place holder pages for the various topics on the site.  A formal design of the PTC web site begins January 1st, 2015 while content is being developed for that new site in phases here to populate that design.  Each phase will address the most common types of post-transplant cancers, i.e., skin cancer, and the most common type of organ transplant, i.e., kidney as first priorities.

With that in mind, please feel free to browse the site with the links provided below.  Your feedback is always welcome by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mentioning "PTC web comment" in your subject line where it will be directed to the development team.

Suggested reading/study path:

  1. Review this page of general background information
  2. Link (see Section #2 below) to Cancer Risks by Organ Type for your personal organ transplant received to understand what types of cancer are most common risks for that organ type
  3. Based on the risks by your organ transplant type, linke to a specific Cancer Types (see Section #3 below) to learn about the common types of post-transplant cancers and how to detect each
  4. Link to Cancer Life Cycle Phases (see Section #4 below) to learn how to deal with each phase of cancer from prevention to recovery
  5. Learn the 'Ten best practices' to living a long and fruitful, healthy life avoiding cancer and dealing with the higher risk of cancer in your post-transplant life
  6. Learn about TRIO sponsored research on how to change behaviors and habits for patients post-transplant life with the higher risk of cancer and how you can participate in that research to help others from your personal post-transplant cancer experiences

What can you expect from all this?
Our goals (i.e. measurable learning objectives) for this post-transplant cancer resource include:

General goals statement: 
1st, recognition and acceptance of the higher PTC risk facts, followed 2nd by learning how to recognize symptoms, then 3rd looking for those symptoms and 4th taking actions based on learned best practices and self-exam findings to prevent, diagnose and treat PTC with support of your medical teams

Specific objectives:

Objective #1: organ recipients will understand and acknowledge their increased risk over time of cancer post-transplant and in particular for their organ transplant type

Objective #2: organ recipients will learn and apply PTC best practices especially as they relate to prevention and diagnosis of common types of post-transplant cancers with a written set of personal goals created from those best practices

Objective #3: organ recipients will learn to recognize symptoms of common post-transplant cancers 

Objective #4: organ recipients will carefully, regularly self-examine for signs of cancer, proactively following up on any suspicious symptoms with their medical teams 

Objective #5: organ recipients will take actions to engage medical professionals in periodic screenings for post-transplant cancers appropriate to their type of transplant, age, length of time from transplant and personal/family history of cancer

Objective #6: recipients will insure that exams and diagnosis concerns are not dismissed in being overly simplified, rather handled by organ transplant specialists familiar with the higher risk of cancer for transplant recipients.

The BIG picture . . .
(click on the image below to change to the same site map with live links to each topic):

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To link to each element of this web site diagram above, click on the corresponding title below (Most are place holders, actual web page is under development in phases): 

1. PTC: General Introduction (this is the page you are currently viewing)

2. PTC: Cancer risk by type of organ transplant 

3. PTC: Common Types of post-transplant cancer

4. PTC: Phases of cancer life

 Links to On-line Cancer resources

Patient post-transplant cancer testimonials/videos

PTC Blog

PTC: 10 Best Practices

PTC Learning Objectives

PTC: Behavioral Research

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DISCLAIMER: The content of this TRIO post-transplant cancer Web site is not influenced by sponsors. The site is designed primarily for use by transplant recipients and their supporters. The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as offering medical advice. Please check with your transplant team or a physician skilled in cancer and your organ type if you suspect you are ill.

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