A previously uncommon form of cancer that attacks the connective tissue, bones, cartilage, and muscles of the body. The cancer may spread and also attack the eyes. If the cancerous area is near the surface of the skin, lesions inches in length may develop. This disease was initially seen only in elderly men and natives of Central Africa. Experimental work has shown that the AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and the Central African variety respond differently to some types of medications. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy usually are recommended.
A type of cancer characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels that develop into purplish or brown lesions. It is suspected that the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma is a newly found herpesvirus.
Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS):SFAF
an abnormal or cancerous proliferation
of cells and blood and/or lymph vessels causing tumors on the skin, mucous
membranes and/or internal organs. KS typically appears as pink or purple
flat or raised lesions. Types include classic KS, African KS, and AIDS-related
or transplant-related KS. KS is associated with a herpesvirus (KSHV, or
HHV-8). It occurs more commonly among HIV positive gay and bisexual men
than among others with HIV disease, indicating that it may be sexually