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Whats Kaposi Sarcoma

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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 have had lesions for a year and but was not diagnosed with KS until this past August due to the medical oversight of an ill-experienced MD...Today I visited a doctor who said I should start Chemotherapy immediately....I'm HIV positive and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible that if you have a good T cell response to your HIV medicines that the KS may regress on its own, so my advice would be to wait until you have been on therapy for at least 4 months before you decide chemotherapy is necessary. If the... Read more »

Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and Kaposi's sarcoma- a double whammy

My father 76, Greek, living in Athens was diagnosed with NHL in May 2002. He had 7 CHOP (a type of chemotherapy) and 1 chemo for Hodgkins (the second one because they errownesly thought it was Hodgkins) . The last CHOP was 2-3 months ago. 25 days...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. It's hard enough having lymphoma or Kaposi's sarcoma, but to have both is even more difficult. It turns out that this combination of cancers is not all that uncommon. The lymphoma is more worrisome... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma- what does the future hold?

I have been HIV+ for 5 years and started treatment on dec 2002. I was recently diagnosed with KS although it appears not to have affected my internal organs and seams to only be lesions on my skin,The doctor has decided to treat my KS with radiation...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The vast majority of patients with KS have a bright future. It is important that you continue to take your HIV drugs since your KS will be easier to treat as your HIV drugs help restore your immune system. KS is caused by an infection by the... Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma -now viral load NOT undetectable

Hi Dr Bob,I have written to you a number of times and you have always given me sound and helpful advice which I am able to pass on to my partner.I wrote to you recently as my partner, who is positive has developed KS and will now need to start...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello UK Lad,Unfortunately, I cannot micromanage your partner's HIV/AIDS over the Internet. Without knowing much more about his case, current medications, adherence to medication regimens, his peak plasma HIV viral load, other potential causes... Read more »
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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 »

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 »