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what kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Derm, Onc, HIV: Ks may be treated by a variety of types of physicians including: dermatologist hiv specialist hematologist/oncologist.
Answered on Aug 22, 2019
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Many: Kaposi is caused by a herpesvirus. There are several different settings which will dictate who diagnoses and then treats ranging from a family practioner/internist, dermatologist, or if in a patient with aids, an infectious disease specialist and a surgical or medical oncologist. The local distribution of expertise will dictate who has the interest and experience to render the care.
Answered on Aug 22, 2019
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Dr. David Stockman
6 years experience Dermatopathology
Important question: Great question. Kaposi Sarcoma is a rare tumor. So rare in fact that the doctors (pathologists) that make your diagnosis rarely encounter it. You should immediately seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist for confirmation of your diagnosis. I have been trained in sarcoma pathology from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Contact me at [email protected]
Answered on Aug 22, 2019

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