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Guidelines for Follow-up Intervals
  • Without exception, all transplant patients should have regularly schedule dermatologic care
  • Follow-up intervals depend on individual risk factors
Patient Risk factors Frequency of Skin Exam GenDerm HRSC
No risk factors except immunosuppression  Initial exam +
Exam every 12-24 mos
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Risk factors but no history of malignant/premalignant lesions Initial exam +
Exam every 6-12 mos
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Actinic Keratosis or Warts Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 6 mos
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One BCC Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 3-6 mos
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One SCC Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 3-6 mos
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Multiple NMSC Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 3 mos
  Checkmark
High-risk SCC Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 2-3 mos
  Checkmark
Metastatic SCC Initial exam +
Treatment +
exam every 1-3 mos
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GenDerm = general dermatology clinic
HRSC = High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
BCC = Basal Cell Carcinoma
SCC = Squamous Cell Carcinoma
NMSC = Non Melanoma Skin Cancer (SCC or BCC)

Updated: May 4, 2007
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.
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