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How Long Does Kaposis 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 european...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...though typically the pace of HIV-negative KS is slower than that of HIV-positive KS. So the answer to your question of how long it takes is "days, weeks, months, or years"-- They are all correct answers. BD. 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 »

How long does it take a KS lesion to develop

I just want to know how long does it take for a kaposis sarcoma to occur, the actual sore. Dont... Read more »
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The 4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference

... M. Wayne Saville, M.D. HIV infection carries with it a high susceptibility to certain cancers, most notably, Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At the 4th International AIDS Malignancy Conference,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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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HHV-8 and Kaposi's Sarcoma

... Effect of HAART on Survival with Kaposi's Sarcoma and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Poster 589) Authored by H. Tam, Z. Zhang, L. P. Jacobson, J. B. Margolick, L. Kingsley, J. Chmiel, Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The KS Project Report: Research Paper Details Advances, Obstacles In The Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma

...APLA's Marty Majchrowicz debuted their joint collaboration, "The KS Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma," at the X International Conference in Yokohama before the otherwise listless press corps. Following... 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. 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 »

kaposi's sarcoma

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

What are the symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible for a person to develop KS less than a year after infection? Here is my story. I had a risky encounter in November 05. Within 2 weeks I had tingling Read more »