|treatment for spreading KS
Mar 2, 2001
i have kaposi sarcoma and have been treated 3 times by radiation on my right foot. is there any treatment available that can control the sarcoma from spreading. recently i've noticed 3 spots on my back. thanks leo
Response from Dr. Dezube
Dear Leo, It is very important that you take anti-retroviral drugs! Are you taking something for your HIV? The higher your CD4 cell count, the less likely it will be for your KS to spread. If you have a few new KS lesions on the spot, then these lesions can be treated with therapy directly to your back (e.g. panretin gel or chemotherapy directly into the tumor); however, if your provider feels it's necessary to give something to treat your entire body, then chemotherapy is the way to go. There are two forms of liposomal chemotherapy (DaunoXome and Doxil); both have a liposomal (sort of like cholesterol) membrane, which serves as a targeting mechanism allowing the chemotherapy to concentrate in the KS lesions. Neither of these agents typically cause hair loss. It would pay for you to see a care provider familiar with KS. The "AIDS Malignancy Consortium" website has a list of AIDS cancer experts located throughout the U.S. Hope this helps. Good Luck. BD.
I dont know what's wrong...hair falling out
Sore stomach from meds
- Sore Throat Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Odds Of Contracting HIV Sex With A Prostitute
- Itchy Balls After Touching Penis Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Skin After Getting Head Sign Of HIV AIDS
- What Stds Cause A Redness And Red Bumps On Penis?
- Accidental Intake Of A Double Dose Of HIV Medication
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.