Kaposi's sarcoma

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What is Kaposi's sarcoma?

Kaposi sarcoma is a malignant cancerous vascular proliferation characterized by bluish-red skin nodules. The most frequent site of involvement is the skin; however it may also occur internally. It generally develops in people with compromised immune systems including those with AIDS.

Common symptoms reported by people with Kaposi's sarcoma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Kaposi's sarcoma

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Compare treatments taken by people with Kaposi's sarcoma

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Who has Kaposi's sarcoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 5
50s 10
60s 7
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Kaposi's sarcoma patients who have completed their condition history
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