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Kaposi Sarcoma: Treatment Choices
Read on to learn about your treatment options for Kaposi sarcoma.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy (chemo) uses anticancer medicines to kill cancer cells. Here's how chemo is used to treat Kaposi sarcoma.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Antiretroviral Therapy
Antiretroviral therapy is the use of medicines to treat infections with certain types of viruses, called retroviruses. This treatment is especially important for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy can be used to treat Kaposi sarcoma lesions on the skin or in the mouth.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy (sometimes called biologic therapy) is a type of treatment that boosts your body’s own immune system to help it recognize and attack cancer cells.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Surgery and Other Local Treatments
Surgery works best if the cancer is confined to one area or a few specific places. The goal of surgery is to remove the existing cancer cells and, sometimes, nearby cells.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Your Chances of Recovery (Prognosis)
Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. It’s a question many people have when they learn they have cancer.