Understanding Your Diagnosis
Tests that Help Evaluate Kaposi Sarcoma
- Chest X-Ray
A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.
- CT Scan of the Chest
CT scan is a type of imaging test. It uses X-rays and computer technology to make images or slices of the body. A CT scan can make detailed pictures of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. They are more detailed than regular X-rays.
Bronchoscopy is a procedure to look directly at the airways in the lungs through a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope).
- Upper GI Endoscopy
An upper GI endoscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI tract (gastrointestinal tract).
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your health care provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.
Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy
Understanding Your Type of Kaposi Sarcoma
It's important to know which type you have, because not all types of KS are related to HIV and AIDS.
Understanding Your Stage of Kaposi Sarcoma