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Kaposi's Sarcoma Is A Malignancy Of What

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Is Kaposi's sarcoma a cancer or a herpes infection?

I have read that KS is not cancer at all but a type of herpes virus called herpes-8. If this is so, why do they prescribe chemotherpy for it? Should they use something like acylovir, the stuff that is used for herpes-2?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...The question as to whether Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer or a herpes virus infection is a good one. Basically KS is both a cancer AND an infection. Under the microscope Read more »

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... Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma

Hi Dr. Bob,I recently wrote to you about my partners KS- he was going to have chemo but the... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...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 more recent research suggests... 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 »
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 »
The Body

IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported that the rates of so-called "AIDS-defining malignancies," like Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodkgin lymphoma (NHL), have decreased over time in the United States while the cancer burden... Read more »
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...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 Read more »

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...I am providing the updates I promised. Yes I do have Kaposi's Sarcoma, and yes I have tested negative four times (3 elisa's and 1 DNA PCR). The doctors say they have never seen someone my age have Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma Question

Posted by dallas73guy, 3 Replies
...the longest I could have been infected is two years, tested neg 07/03 -- have noticed a spot on my right bicep that fits what Kaposi's sarcoma could be in the literature. WIll ask my doctor about it. Here is my question -- is it possible to... Read more »