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Kaposi's Sarcoma And The Herpes Virus

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Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to 500) is excellent and extremely encouraging news! Congratulations! Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer triggered by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). KS affects about 20% of HIVers who aren't taking anti-HIV drugs. The... Read more »

Presentation of KS in women; How is it contracted?

It is true that when KS presents in women it is more likely to be lymph node or internal... 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 »
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Transmission of Human Herpes Virus Type 8 (HHV-8, The Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus)

Although it has been over five years since the initial reports of a virus related to KS were made, it is still unclear just how this virus is transmitted. Studies by various investigators have shown a clear and fairly striking relationship between... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: A. Kaposi's Sarcoma -- Past and Future

...suspected that one of these viruses could be the cause of KS. In the mid-1990s, one team zeroed in on a virus called HHV-8 (human herpes virus-8), or KSHV (Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus), and suggested that it was the cause of KS tumours. But... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12 times more likely... Read more »
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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 in my hands and feet (still do). I developed ringing in my ears and soreness... 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. ... Read more »