Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment

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Kaposi sarcoma is a cancer that causes lesions which may occur in multiple places in the body. The lesions grow in the skin, in the mucous lining of the mouth, nose, throat, etc. Kaposi’s sarcoma treatment aims to keep the immune system healthy and prevent other infections.


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About Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment

The treatment for Kaposi sarcoma has advanced a lot. There is now much better understanding of the disease and its treatment. 

The treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma depends upon the following factors –

  • Number of lesions 
  • Location of lesions
  • Size of lesions
  • Health condition 
  • Type of Kaposi’s sarcoma 

Following treatments are used to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma. In some case more than 2 of the given treatment can be used –

  • Local therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Treatment of immune deficiency and infections

Treatment on the basis of types of Kaposi’s sarcoma

AIDS related Kaposi sarcoma
AIDS related Kaposi sarcoma is treated with anti-AIDS drug combination. Kaposi sarcoma lesions get smaller if the immune system gets better. 

Radiation therapy, cryosurgery may be used when there are few skin lesions. Radiation therapy is used to ease the symptoms or to cure the highly visible lesions. 

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may work as the only treatment in AIDS related Kaposi sarcoma. Depending upon the condition of the patient chemotherapy may be added with HAART. If the HAART does not help, immunomodulatory drugs, pomalidomide may be used.

Classic Kaposi sarcoma
The lesions are treated with radiation therapy, surgery, or intralesional chemotherapy.

Transplant related Kaposi sarcoma
Chemotherapy is usually avoided in transplant related Kaposi sarcoma. Lesions are treated with radiation therapy or other local treatment.

Endemic Kaposi sarcoma
Treatment for endemic Kaposi sarcoma is same as that of classic Kaposi sarcoma. 

Top 10 Hospitals for Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai India Mumbai ---    
2 Thainakarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Matilda International Hospital Hong Kong Hong Kong ---    
5 Assuta Hospital Israel Tel Aviv ---    
6 HELIOS DKD Hospital Wiesbaden Germany Wiesbaden ---    
7 Hospital Sirio Libanes Brazil Sao Paulo ---    
8 American University Hospital of Beirut Lebanon Beirut ---    
9 Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi India New Delhi ---    
10 Queen Mary Hospital Hong Kong Hong Kong ---    

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kaposi sarcoma is a rare disease.

HIV/AIDS patients, age factor and people on immunosuppressant medication are at a greater risk of developing Kaposi sarcoma.

The disease is serious if it affects the internal organs.

The common symptom is dark-colored lesions that may appear on legs, face, trunk or in the groin area. It may be painful.

With a thorough physical examination following tests are recommended to diagnose Kaposi sarcoma. • Biopsy • X-rays • CT scans • Bronchoscopy • Endoscopy • Mapping with photography

Kaposi sarcoma lesions appear inside and outside the body. When present outside the body the lesions are present on the legs, face and other areas. Inside the body the lesions are on the liver, lungs and digestive tract.

The most common complications are secondary malignancy and secondary infections.

For advanced Kaposi sarcoma one need to consult a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and infectious disease specialist.

Kaposi sarcoma can be prevented by reducing HHV-8 infection.

Incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma is at peak between 40-70 years of age.

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 31 Mar, 2022.

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