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Kaposi's Sarcoma And The Lungs

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

These treatments only deal with the skin lesions, not with KS overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat...
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kaposi sarcoma

I am aware that persons with AIDS usually die of pneumonia or Kaposi's sarcoma but I do not understand how. Could you explain biologically how this is occuring? What is happening to the immune system, helper T-cells etc. in relation to Kaposi...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
AIDS patients do not usually die of KS these days, and there are many causes of pneumonia which is a common cause of death in HIV-s as well. All OIs tend to develop when your immune system has been severely damaged, which is most easily measured by... Read more »

My friend is dying from Kaposi's sarcoma

all hope has been lost for a dear friend. 39 years old with Kaposi's sarcoma in one lung. CD4 cell count is only 4. Viral load is 550. Just sent home from hospital for pallative chemo, DR i known this is difficult question but is there any...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm so sorry to hear this all. Although there are many good chemotherapy drugs for Kaposi's sarcoma, sometime patients do use up all there options. This may have indeed happened in your friend's case. Most chemotherapy is... Read more »

What is Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

Dear Doctor:A friend of mine is HIV+ and has developed purplish spots over his neck and arms..when asked what they were he responded Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and left it at that. Exactly what is this, and its significance to his disease....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
KS is a type of cancer of the cells that line the blood vessels. If it's only on the skin or inside the mouth, it can be more of a cosmetic than a medical problem, unless it causes swelling of the legs. If it occurs, say, in the lungs, then... Read more »

Help Please!! -Advanced Kaposi's Sarcoma in Young Female

Doctor, My daughter is a patient at Beth Israel in NYC. She has AIDS and Kaposi's Sarcoma. The lesions are external and internal; on her larynx, trachea and suspected to be in her lungs now. She has had to have a tracheotomy to help her...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
My heart goes out to you and your daughter. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) usually responds very nicely to chemotherapy. I would probably recommend that your daughter start on chemotherapy even as she is on antibiotics and other medications. The... 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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