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What Does Kaposi Sarcoma Look Like

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Kaposi Sarcoma looks like...

Does Kaposi Sarcoma resemble, skin that is reddish in color and appears to be skin that is thinning or thinner than the surrounding skin?Also for anyone looking for images www.google.com has an image search engine which will locate ks images....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
KS is not reddish, it's an intense dark purplish color, and I would not describe it as looking thinner than the surrounding skin. Thanks of behalf of our website visitors for a way to look for pictures.... Read more »

What does kaposi's sarcoma look like??

Hi I am an 18 year old female and I have a reddish purple spot on the skin tissue of my right... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma

I have noticed a purplish area on the roof of my mouth and several brown looking mole like growths... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

One of the hallmarks of AIDS, particularly in the early years of the pandemic, was the appearance of skin tumours called Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). During the 1980s, KS was very common in people with AIDS. Indeed, in those years, sometimes the only... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

Table of Contents What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion What Is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells thatcan... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Kaposi's Sarcoma and HIV: Not Gone, Not Forgotten

To many, the condition known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) may feel like a relic from the HIV epidemic's bygone days. But in many parts of the world, KS remains as clear and present a health danger today as it was in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, when... 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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need to know what a flat KS lesion looks like. Would it become darker in color after being exposed to hot water and then look less dark later? Can you see the blood move out of it when you push it and then see it rush back in when released? ... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma Question

Posted by dallas73guy, 3 Replies
Just found out I am infected -- waiting to see my doctor, need to get labs done and the rest -- 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... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma lesions

Posted by paulie_tx, 3 Replies
I just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.

Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »