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If you have kaposi's sarcoma and are given doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo is amputation still an option?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sure but..
Sure, amputation will still be an option- if nothing works.
However, as much as possible , we try to avoid it...That is why we give chemo--like Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) etc. There are some other chemo can be used if Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not work- for example- paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine-- and off course, continue your HIV meds. Discuss further with your oncologist regarding treatment options.

In brief: Sure but..
Sure, amputation will still be an option- if nothing works.
However, as much as possible , we try to avoid it...That is why we give chemo--like Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) etc. There are some other chemo can be used if Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not work- for example- paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine-- and off course, continue your HIV meds. Discuss further with your oncologist regarding treatment options.
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