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Is there a gentle way to treat kaposi's sarcoma?
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In brief: Kaposi's sarcoma
For most cases addressing the underlying immune deficiency is the primary treatment.
Unfortunately "gentle" may be difficult to guarantee depending on your definition of the word.

In brief: Kaposi's sarcoma
For most cases addressing the underlying immune deficiency is the primary treatment.
Unfortunately "gentle" may be difficult to guarantee depending on your definition of the word.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sure.
There are two kinds of kaposi's sarcoma - the kind associated with hiv, and the kind that is not.
Hiv-associated kaposi's usually responds to HIV treatments. When the patient is not hiv-positive, the disease is indolent, and can be treated with surgery, cryotherapy, or other non-aggressive treatments, since the disease is not aggressive and typically poses no threat to live or general health.

In brief: Sure.
There are two kinds of kaposi's sarcoma - the kind associated with hiv, and the kind that is not.
Hiv-associated kaposi's usually responds to HIV treatments. When the patient is not hiv-positive, the disease is indolent, and can be treated with surgery, cryotherapy, or other non-aggressive treatments, since the disease is not aggressive and typically poses no threat to live or general health.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: The gentlest
I'm going to assume that this is not the result of immunosuppression by HIV or medication.
In this case, one option is, "No treatment at all." The mild disease is seldom a threat to life or overall health.

In brief: The gentlest
I'm going to assume that this is not the result of immunosuppression by HIV or medication.
In this case, one option is, "No treatment at all." The mild disease is seldom a threat to life or overall health.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
In brief: Kaposi Sarcoma
Kaposi sarcoma, ks, is a purple cancer of the skin that is caused by a type of herpes virus.
It was seen only in elderly jewish and italian men until 1980, and then, in people who had aids. This herpes virus is weak and only attacks these certain people. The immune system must be restored with HIV drugs and then the ks lesions can be treated with radiation or chemotherapy. It is rarely lethal.

In brief: Kaposi Sarcoma
Kaposi sarcoma, ks, is a purple cancer of the skin that is caused by a type of herpes virus.
It was seen only in elderly jewish and italian men until 1980, and then, in people who had aids. This herpes virus is weak and only attacks these certain people. The immune system must be restored with HIV drugs and then the ks lesions can be treated with radiation or chemotherapy. It is rarely lethal.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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