Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kaposi’s Sarcoma Definition - What is Kaposi’s Sarcoma?

Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a malignant tumor, which usually begins as soft, purplish, raised lesions on the feet and spreads through the lymphatic system.
Before 1980, this tumor was seen only in elderly Italian or Jewish men or in younger people from equatorial Africa.
It was a relatively rare disease.
Now, however, a specific, more severe form of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), associated with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and several other countries.
The treatment for the milder form of KS is electron beam radiotherapy, while deeper lesions are treated using X-ray therapy.
The more severe type of KS is sometimes treated with antimicrobial drugs and other forms of treatment to help re-store the immune system within the cells.