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How Long Does Kaposi Sarcoma Last

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How long does it take a Kaposi's sarcoma lesion to mature?

How long does it typically take for a flat red kaposi's sarcoma lesion to develop into a purple nodule type in an HIV positive patient, in an HIV negative immuno-suppressed patient, and lastly in the classical case found in older eastern...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You are probably not going to like my answer because the fact is I can't give you an answer. In some patients KS can be very aggressive and new purple nodules can appear on a daily basis. In other patients KS progresses very slowly, if at... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma and Doxil; How long should I be treated for

I was diagnosed with KS in Dec. 2001, and had my tonsils removed because of a lesion on them. I... Read more »

Can Kaposi sarcoma appear when on meds for a long time and normal cd4 count?

I read online that KS can appear even on people with high cd4 count and sometimes is characterized... Read more »
Articles
TheBodyPRO.com

Kaposi's Sarcoma and HIV: Not Gone, Not Forgotten

To many, the condition known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) may feel like a relic from the HIV epidemic's bygone days. But in many parts of the world, KS remains as clear and present a health danger today as it was in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, when... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Thirty Years of AIDS -- Cancer Trends in HIV, Then and Now

Until the mid-to-late 1970s, Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was a rare form of cancer in high-income countries. When it did occur, it was mostly older men who were affected, with tumours appearing on their feet and legs. KS in these men caused mild... Read more »
The Well Project

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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern... Read more »
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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 »

Any women out there with Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I really need to talk with someone about KS. Heard that it is rare in women. Are there any ladies out there with Kaposi's sarcoma who could answer some questions/offer some support? I'll respond as soon as I see a reply to this post. Thanks!

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