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Can Kaposi Sarcoma Kill You

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Cancers

Table of Contents What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion What Is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells thatcan get in the way of normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) fromwhere it starts growing to other organs and parts of the body. Cancer candestroy healthy cells and cause illness and death....
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Kaposi Sarcoma

Does Kaposi Sarcoma kill you?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is most commonly isolated to the skin, where it is rarely fatal. On the other hand internal, or visceral KS can be very complicated and lead to organ dysfunction, and yes, death. BY... Read more »

kaposi sarcoma- radiation stopped working

I have kaposi sarcoma have been thru radiation but they seem to be coming more and more is there any treatment that can stop them or keep them in check. please help me. leo ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Leo: Are you on potent anti-retroviral therapy? The more you can get your CD4 count up and your viral load down, the easier it will be to control your KS. You may be a candidate for chemotherapy. There are several options, all of which have an... Read more »

Living Scared with Kaposi's Sarcoma

Dear Dr. Feinberg,For a year I have been dealing with KS. I had to go off of my medication due to lack of insurance, and KS appeared within 6 months. This fall I had the areas around my upper thigh radiated, and the lesions went away. At this same...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is indeed possible that an improved CD4 count and a decrease in HIV viral load will help your immune system control the KS. The timeframe for KS progression is very variable, so I can't give you any numbers. Typically KS on the skin is... Read more »

Can I get Kaposi's sarcoma from a woman?

I am a straight male. I would like to know if it is likely to get Kaposi's sarcoma from a woman?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by the Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (also known as human herpes virus-8, HHV8). It is mostly found in the oral cavity (saliva). HHV8 is a pretty common virus, particulary among gay men (either HIV+ or HIV-).... Read more »
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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If a Kaposi's sarcoma is diagnosed, is it an important thing to
treat? I guess the question is, will other things kill a person
first?....Is this a sign that the end is in sight? What relevence
is a Kaposi's... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there who has KS or has knowledge about it?
I need to communicate with you if you are that person. Please respond-I would be so very grateful. Thanks.

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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here have KS? Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
How quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »