Renal Question #20
A client received a kidney transplant two years ago, and returns to the clinic complaining of frequent coughing for the past three months. Chest tomography reveals a tumor. The nurse understands that kidney transplant recipients are:
- At risk for benign adenomas related to change in cells during transplant.
- At risk for preoccupation with fear of dying of another terminal condition.
- At risk for cancer related to long-term use of anti-rejection therapy that causes immunosuppression.
- Not any more at risk for cancer than the general population.
Use of anti-rejection therapy such as cyclosporine is a life-long requirement; however, the drugs promote immune responses and risk for tumor development in other parts of the body. Selection A refers to only benign tumors. Selection B is an insensitive assumption about kidney transplant recipients.