Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 737--740

Cancer screening in end-stage renal disease

Shobhana Nayak Rao 
 Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Manama, Bahrain

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Shobhana Nayak Rao
Bahrain Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 10588, Manama

The increased risk of cancer after renal transplantation is well documented; however there is less agreement about the prevalence and risk of cancer in patients on dialysis. Although, certain cancers such as those of the kidney and urinary tract are more common among dialysis patients, the extremely high mortality rate of dialysis patients when compared to the normal popu­lation makes cancer screening ineffective both from the cost perspective as well as the survival benefit that is conferred by pre-emptive screening However, with newer improvements in dialysis techniques and better survival of the dialysis population, this issue needs to be addressed.

How to cite this article:
Rao SN. Cancer screening in end-stage renal disease.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:737-740

How to cite this URL:
Rao SN. Cancer screening in end-stage renal disease. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];20:737-740
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