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What do you do after surgery for kaposi sarcoma?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
agree. However if there is any evidence of systemic involvement- i.e. lymph gland enlargement with involvment of Kapossi proven by biopsy - then chemotherapy would likely be recommended.
Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
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.

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What is a kaposi sarcoma?

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Dr. Anthony Back
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.

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