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Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Kaposi Sarcoma

Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

Treatment for single lesions may include the following:

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Treatment for lesions all over the body may include the following:

Treatment for Kaposi sarcoma that affects lymph nodes or the gastrointestinal tract usually includes chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with classic Kaposi sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Immunosuppressive Therapy-related Kaposi Sarcoma

Treatment for immunosuppressive therapy-related Kaposi sarcoma may include the following:

  • Stopping or reducing immunosuppressive drug therapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy using one or more anticancer drugs.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with immunosuppressive treatment related Kaposi sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Epidemic Kaposi Sarcoma

Treatment for epidemic Kaposi sarcoma may include the following:

  • Surgery, including local excision or electrodesiccation and curettage.
  • Cryosurgery.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy using one or more anticancer drugs.
  • Biologic therapy.
  • A clinical trial of new drug therapy, biologic therapy, or targeted therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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