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What are chemotherapy drugs for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)?

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Kaposi's sarcoma is a type of cancer. It’s most often caused by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once KS has spread, you'll need meds that go throughout your whole body to kill the cancer. Chemotherapy drugs for Kaposi's sarcoma include:

  • Doxorubicin (Dox-SL, Doxil, Evacet, LipoDox)
  • Paclitaxel (Taxol)
  • Vinblastine (Velban, Velsar)

From: What Is Kaposi's Sarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ)–Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Kaposi Sarcoma."

AIDS Treatment Data Network: "KS (Kaposi's Sarcoma)."

New Mexico AIDS Education & Training Center: "Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ)–Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Kaposi Sarcoma."

AIDS Treatment Data Network: "KS (Kaposi's Sarcoma)."

New Mexico AIDS Education & Training Center: "Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

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