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What is kaposi sarcoma?

What is kaposi sarcoma?

Soft tissue cancer: It is a rare cancer of the soft tissues which appear as raised red or purple lesions of the skin or in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It can occur in immune compromised patients, those with advanced hiv/aids and elderly men. Survival rates are 50-60% and treatment options incllude surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (advanced cases). ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (Definition)

Originally diagnosed as a dark red nodular chronic skin tumor of the lower legs . It took years to metastasize and could be locally resected or treated by RT. With advent of HIV these lesions were then noted on trunk and H&N region. When bx of new lesions taken, Herpes 8 proved to be an associated factor. When HIV patient given immune stimulant and vaccine for ...Read more


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Are initial signs kaposi sarcoma ks patches, painless?

Are initial signs kaposi sarcoma ks patches, painless?

KAPOSI SARCOMA: KAPOSI SARCOMA ARE RARELY SEEN NOW DAYS WITH THE INCREASINGLY MORE POTENT ANTIRETROVIRALS. THEY ARE USUALLY PURPLEISH AND CAN OCCUR ON LEGS/ ARM/THORAXLUNGS/GI TRACT. THIS USUALLY HAPPTENS WITH VERY HIGH VIRAL LOAD &RNA AND VERY LOW T CELL COUNTS. IF YOU ARE INDEED HIV + SEE YOUR ID SPECIALIST & DERM. GET LABS RECHECKED AND DISCUSS OPTIONS. ...Read more

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Can kaposi sarcoma change colors?

Can kaposi sarcoma change colors?

Usually red or black: Kaposi is full of blood so should be red to black in color. ...Read more

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What is kaposi hemangioendothelioma lymphomatosis?

What is kaposi hemangioendothelioma lymphomatosis?

Chronic skin tumor: Kaposi sarcoma is a hemangio endothelial sarcoma, reddish and nodular on the skin of the lower extremity, chronic in behavior and taking years to advance. Local excision and RT control it. With HIV, an acute variant found usually on the face and virtually fatal until found to be due to immunodeficiency and Herpes 8. When immune system regulated and Herpes 8 vaccine employed the disease regresses ...Read more

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Is synovial sarcoma a serious cancer?

Is synovial sarcoma a serious cancer?

Very: It will invariably kill if it is untreated. If it has spread to the lungs, we presently have no cure. If it has not, with today's therapy (surgery; the value of radiation and/or chemotherapy, depending on the stage of tumor and type of treatment) more than 50% of patients survive 5-years, the majority of these disease-free. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does kaposi's sarcoma look like in early stage?

What does kaposi's sarcoma look like in early stage?

Purple bumps: In whites, it usually looks like slightly raised purple bumps or nodules on the skin. In dark-skinned people, the lesions may look more red than purple. They can also occur on mucous membranes (e.g. In the mouth). ...Read more

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What is a kaposi sarcoma?

What is a kaposi sarcoma?

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. ...Read more

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Sarcoma a skin cancer? How diagnosed?

Sarcoma a skin cancer? How diagnosed?

Sometimes: Sarcomas cover a large group of tumors that arise from soft tissues (skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, bone, cartilage, blood vessels, nerves, fat, connective tissue). Just below the skin, all of these structures can become malignant and give rise to a sarcoma. A biopsy with microscopic examination (by a pathologist) is required, with special studies usually required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

Unclear question: Examination of the tissue by a pathologist is the gold standard for diagnosis. However, an apical cavitary lesion in the lung should be treated as tuberculosis, unless proven otherwise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can ewing sarcoma cancer be fatal?

Can ewing sarcoma cancer be fatal?

Yes. It is a: Disease affecting young men, "always" under 30, teens most common, tending to arise in bones, and metastases to other bones and lung. When caught in the originating bone, usually with pain, or even fracture, before metastasis, it can be cured. Once metastatic, cure is not likely. Ergo, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is neurofibroma sarcoma genetic?

Is neurofibroma sarcoma genetic?

Yes: Neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2 are both hereditary diseases. Malignant tumors like sarcomas are a rare complication of neurofibromatosis. The technical name given to these are "malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, " and these are a type of sarcoma. Here's a link to a free full text article on the subject: http://theoncologist.Alphamedpress.Org/content/5/6/477.Full. ...Read more

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Are kaposi sarcomas lethal?

Are kaposi sarcomas lethal?

Can be: Left untreated any malignancy can be fatal. We do have treatments for ks but no treatment is 100% effective. ...Read more

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When should someone stop chemotherapy for kaposi's sarcoma cancer?

When should someone stop chemotherapy for kaposi's sarcoma cancer?

When out of danger: Often no treatment is required. There is a slow-growing form mostly in older men. The more aggressive form is often secondary to immunosuppression and resolves in treatment of the underlying immune problem. ...Read more

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Osteogenic sarcoma and osteosarcoma are the same tumors?

Yes.: The two are synonyms. By definition, it is a sarcoma that produces malignant osteoid (immature bone) that is seen under the microsope. Osteogenic means "producing bone." other bone sarcomas, like ewing's, do not produce osteoid. Most arise in bone, but there are rare soft tissue osteosarcomas (or osteogenic sarcomas, depending on which term you prefer). ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is kaposi's sarcoma?

What kind of cancer is kaposi's sarcoma?

It used to be seen: In elderly men of mediterranean origin, a purple raised lesions most commonly on extremities, and it was quite rare. However, it became the hallmark skin finding in the early aids epidemic, as immune systems deteriorated, these lesion occurred all over bodies. Interestingly, as immune systems recovered, many of these lesion involute indicating a strong importance of immunity. ...Read more

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Ewing's sarcoma is a type of bone cancer, right?

Ewing's sarcoma is a type of bone cancer, right?

Yes: It usually occurs in or around bones. The most common bone is the femur. It can rarely occur outside the bone, in the abdomen, chest, neck or head. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a kaposi sarcoma?

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. ...Read more

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What are the stages of a kaposi sarcoma?

Skin only, nodes ,: Lapland in elderly involvesxskin only using on the feet, can spread to lymph nodes and nil ate stages internally to liver and spoken as well as esophagus and lung. Early kpaosi is easily treatable. ...Read more

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What is kaposi sarcoma?

Soft tissue cancer: It is a rare cancer of the soft tissues which appear as raised red or purple lesions of the skin or in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It can occur in immune compromised patients, those with advanced hiv/aids and elderly men. Survival rates are 50-60% and treatment options incllude surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (advanced cases). ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of kaposi sarcoma?

Depends: Kaposi sarcoma is a malignancy of the blood vessel wall; it can occur in men of middle eastern descent and is usually not aggressive, it can also appear with HIV (aggressive) . The lesions usually appear as purplish bumps on the skin. They may also appear in the mouth or GI tract and can be a cause of bleeding. Sometimes they can become painful if they progress in size. Hope that this is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of kaposi sarcoma?

What are the different stages of kaposi sarcoma?

Skin vs. visceral: There are no specific stages, but the earliest form of ks is usually cutaneous (skin lesions), which can be mild or severe depending on how extensive it is. People with extensive ks or more advanced immunosuppression can develop visceral ks: involvement of internal organs such as the GI tract or lungs. Of those, lung involvement is usually has the worst prognosis. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

What kind of doctor treats kaposi sarcoma?

Derm, Onc, HIV: Ks may be treated by a variety of types of physicians including: dermatologist hiv specialist hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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How quickly does kaposi sarcoma show in the mouth?

Not quickly: Ks in the mouth is no longer a common disease among aids patients, so we do not see as many cases as we saw in the 90s. There are a number of mouth abnormalities that could look like ks, that are far more common than ks. An oral mucosa biopsy is a relatively easy and painless procedure that will definitely help clarify any doubts. Once a biopsy is obtained, it is an easy diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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How likely is an chest x Ray will miss a Kaposi sarcoma?

How likely is an chest x Ray will miss a Kaposi sarcoma?

Usually misses it: You asked about this before. A chest xray almost always will miss Kaposi sarcoma, which doesn't usually cause lung or chest problems. If someone doesn't have KS skin lesions, they have little chance of having it anywhere else in the body. If you remain concerned, discuss with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can kaposi sarcoma change colors?

Usually red or black: Kaposi is full of blood so should be red to black in color. ...Read more

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Are initial signs kaposi sarcoma ks patches, painless?

KAPOSI SARCOMA: KAPOSI SARCOMA ARE RARELY SEEN NOW DAYS WITH THE INCREASINGLY MORE POTENT ANTIRETROVIRALS. THEY ARE USUALLY PURPLEISH AND CAN OCCUR ON LEGS/ ARM/THORAXLUNGS/GI TRACT. THIS USUALLY HAPPTENS WITH VERY HIGH VIRAL LOAD &RNA AND VERY LOW T CELL COUNTS. IF YOU ARE INDEED HIV + SEE YOUR ID SPECIALIST & DERM. GET LABS RECHECKED AND DISCUSS OPTIONS. ...Read more

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What do you do after surgery for kaposi sarcoma?

Monitor: Keep checking for new lesions. Removing an individual lesion does not prevent the formation of new lesions at a different site. ...Read more

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Is kaposi sarcoma just aids or any other disease?

Is kaposi sarcoma just aids or any other disease?

Most but not all: In the U.S. It's mostly due to aids. However, ks can occur in hiv-negative people. "endemic ks" occurs in young african men who don't have hiv, and "classic" ks affects middle age men of mediterranean or jewish descent. Ks can also occur in people who are immunosuppressed due to chemotherapy or organ transplantation. ...Read more

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How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

It doesn't really: very long on inanimate objects. The virus "dies" outside a living tissue. If it lived for very long virtually everyone would have it. We all would have picked up on the door handle of our local Starbucks. ...Read more

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Is a chest x-Ray enough to eliminate possible Kaposi sarcoma of the lungs?

Is a chest x-Ray enough to eliminate possible Kaposi sarcoma of the lungs?

Yes: Why do you ask? If you are HIV positive, there are many other possibilities to explain pulmonary symptoms. Kaposi's spreads along the fibrous septa of the lungs and will be visible to the radiologist as increased interstitial markings if it is symptomatic. I am glad you are health conscious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When does kaposi sarcoma come in the course of aids?

Usually late: Usually at fairly advanced stages (cd4 count usually below 200)' but ks doesn't always play b the rules. It can sometimes happen to people with high cd4 counts. ...Read more

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When does kaposi sarcoma come in when having aids? Is it like 1 year or 2 years?

When does kaposi sarcoma come in when having aids?  Is it like 1 year or 2 years?

Kaposi was: The purple badge at the height of the HIV crisis, but is not seen very frequently at all in the age of highly active anti-retroviral therapy. We know that people with low cd-4 counts and measurable viral loads are stil at risk for all of the "immunocompromised" diseases, but religiously comliant hiv+ folks commonly have rising cd-4 counts and undetectable hiv. Counts not time! ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more