Kaposi's Sarcoma is a type of cancer that leads to formation of lesions or abnormal tissues in the skin. These usually happen in the membranes around the mouth, nose and also the throat areas. They also lead to abnormal swelling of the lymph nodes followed with other organs. The colour of these lesions are usually purple and this is a cancer that is different from other kinds.
HOW IS KAPOSI'S SARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
While Kaposi’s sarcoma progresses slowly, but Kaposi’s sarcoma can be fatal and therefore, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. An Oncologist/Homeopath can diagnose Kaposi’s sarcoma by conducting a visual inspection and physical examination. However, in a severe case of Kaposi’s sarcoma, doctor diagnoses Kaposi’s sarcoma by performing a biopsy, endoscopy, and X-Ray to look for signs of KS.
HOW IS KAPOSI'S SARCOMA TREATED?
Like any other type of cancer, the main treatments suggested include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery based on the extent of the spread of the cancer and other aspects on the medical health of the patient.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cancer tumours look like skin lesions and are prominently visible on the legs and face. These lesions can become life threatening when occur in lungs, liver or digestive tract and cause bleeding.