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Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 10/15/2014

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Treatment Options for Kaposi Sarcoma

Classic Kaposi Sarcoma
Immunosuppressive Therapy–related Kaposi Sarcoma
Epidemic Kaposi Sarcoma
Recurrent Kaposi Sarcoma



Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

Treatment for single lesions may include the following:

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:

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:

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.

Recurrent Kaposi Sarcoma

Treatment for recurrent Kaposi sarcoma depends on which type of Kaposi sarcoma the patient has. Treatment may include a clinical trial of a new therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent 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.