A 39-year-old member asked:
What do you do after surgery for kaposi sarcoma?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Monitor: Keep checking for new lesions. Removing an individual lesion does not prevent the formation of new lesions at a different site.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Very complicated: There are so many variables as to the extent of the disease and location. You need to spend some time with your oncologist to discuss these questions. Make an appointment and write down your questions in advance so you don't forget. Good luck.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
What is a kaposi sarcoma?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
A rare cancer: Kaposi's sarcoma is a relatively uncommon cancer that is most often associated with HIV or older age. A virus called hhv8 is associated with many of these cancers.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 3, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.