Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a kind of sarcoma caused by a herpesvirus infection in which cancerous cells, as well as abnormal growth of blood vessels, form solid lesions in connective tissue. KS was historically very rare and found mainly in older men of Mediterranean or African origin (classic KS) or patients with severely weakened immune systems, such as after an organ transplant (immunosuppressive treatment related KS). However, in the early 1980s a more aggressive form, epidemic KS, began ...
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Kaposi''s Sarcoma
... What is Kaposi''s sarcoma? Kaposi''s sarcoma (KS) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues under the skin or mucous membranes that line the mouth, nose, and anus. KS cau...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Kaposi''s Sarcoma Treatment
... Treatment may be one of the following: Radiation therapy. Local excision. Systemic or intralesional chemotherapy. Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy. Depending on the patient's condition, the can...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Panretin Consumer Information
... Panretin gel is used to treat skin lesions in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Panretin gel is applied directly to the skin lesions, and not used when treatment with internal anti...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kaposi''s Sarcoma Treatment
... Treatment may be one of the following: Radiation therapy. Local excision. Systemic or intralesional chemotherapy. Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy. Depending on the patient's condition, the can...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Kaposi''s Sarcoma Treatment
... Treatment may be one of the following: Radiation therapy. Local excision. Systemic or intralesional chemotherapy. Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy. Depending on the patient's condition, the can...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Kaposi''s Sarcoma Treatment
... Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was first described in 1872 by the Hungarian dermatologist, Moritz Kaposi. From that time until the current human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease epidemic identified wit...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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