Kaposi's sarcoma treatment

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Kaposi's sarcoma is a malignant tumor that occurs mainly on the skin. Patients with AIDS and HHV are particularly susceptible to the disease. Red-violet spots and nodules are characteristic of sarcoma. The most common treatments include surgical removal, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and cryotherapy.

Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare cancerous formation that mainly affects the skin, mucous membranes, and internal organs. According to data, men are more likely to suffer from Kaposi's sarcoma than women. It occurs in about one in 10 million people each year.

Sarcoma often develops in people with weakened immune systems due to the human herpes virus (HHV), AIDS, or immunosuppressive drugs.

The typical signs of Kaposi's sarcoma are reddish-purple spots and nodules. Tumors can occur in several places simultaneously (on the face, trunk, feet, gums, and cheeks). Over time, the nodules develop into ulcers but do not cause pain.

The progression of the disease can be variable over several months or years. An oncologist diagnoses Kaposi's sarcoma after a biopsy - the doctor removes a tiny piece of skin and examines it under a microscope.

Treatment depends on several factors, such as the cause, type, and stage of the sarcoma. Physicians use various treatment tactics:

  • Surgical removal of tumor foci.
  • Radiation therapy fights cancer cells with destructive radiation.
  • Antiretroviral therapy (drugs against the human immunodeficiency virus) is most effective for patients with sarcoma due to HIV.
  • Chemotherapy stops the growth and reproduction of cancer cells.
  • Immunotherapy strengthens the immune system and causes it to attack tumor cells.
  • Cryotherapy freezes the lesion on the skin with liquid nitrogen.
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