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Kaposi's Sarcoma Tumor

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Could Kaposi's Sarcoma tumors be treated by leeches

...Dear Dr. Dezube, could Kaposi's Sarcoma tumors be treated by leeches, the blood sucking creatures? I had chemotherapy (Doxil) about 2 years ago and now the tumors are starting
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I can NOT even begin to imagine treating Kaposi's sarcoma with leeches, though it's a pretty imaginative thought! Please don't try it. If the Doxil chemotherapy worked two years ago, Read more »

Kaposis

I just had Stevens Johnson and now my skin in peeling. Will this be Kaposis's and what causes... 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

...endothelia cells leading to spindle-cell formation, neo-angiogenesis, edema, and ultimately, a multi-focal, apparently non-clonal neoplastic disease. KS sometimes appears relatively early during HIV-associated immune dysregulation, and may be... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ritonavir Can Reduce Kaposi's Sarcoma Risk

...Ritonavir may help prevent the development of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in HIV patients, suggests research published in Blood ("Antitumorigenic Effects of HIV Protease Inhibitor Ritonavir: Inhibition Read more »
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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 »

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 »