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Kaposi's Sarcoma Skin Cancer

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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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i have kaposi sarcoma lesions on skin what is the treatment

my cd 4 is 350 and i have many ks lesions on my skin only and my doctor told i have to start the chemotherapy but i have problem i could not have caelyx or doxil the avaiable is (admrycine , vinblastine , novantrone ) and he advised me to start on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The first approach to treatment of KS is to be on effective HIV medications-- as you are. For many individuals, this alone will cause regression of the tumors. While I'm not expert in oncology, there is a range of... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma

Does Kaposi Sarcoma kill you?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is most commonly isolated to the skin, where it is rarely fatal. On the other hand internal, or visceral KS can be very complicated and lead to organ dysfunction, and yes, death. BY... Read more »

kaposi sarcoma- radiation stopped working

I have kaposi sarcoma have been thru radiation but they seem to be coming more and more is there any treatment that can stop them or keep them in check. please help me. leo ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Leo: Are you on potent anti-retroviral therapy? The more you can get your CD4 count up and your viral load down, the easier it will be to control your KS. You may be a candidate for chemotherapy. There are several options, all of which have an... Read more »

Kaposi Sarcoma: How does it appear

What does Kaposi Sarcoma look like on the skin? ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The skin lesions appear most often on the lower extremities, face (especially the nose), mouth, and genitalia, but they can also appear in many other places. The lesions are often oblong, but can appear in many other shapes. The lesions can appear... Read more »
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does this look like kaposi's sarcoma? *picture*

Posted by anxious66, 2 Replies
i have read that kaposi sarcoma can present itself at any stage of HIV infection, this is IF i was infected which everyone i'v spoken to is convinced i havent.

risk was unprotected oral msm me giving for about a minute, no ejaculation, possibly... 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, 1 Reply
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
first?....Is this a sign that the end is in sight? What relevence
is a Kaposi's... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma questions

Posted by jstanavgguy, 1 Reply
I recently foun d a dark spot on the inside of my thigh. I actually scraped it off, as it was on the top of my skin, almost like a mole or birthmark.

Underneath of this spot, there was no more discoloration, and there was hardly any bleeding.

Are KS... Read more »