Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer that causes lesions to grow in the skin, lymph nodes, internal organs, and the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat. Kaposi sarcoma typically presents as purple or red patches or lesions made up of cancer cells, blood vessels, and blood cells. Kaposi sarcoma is caused by the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) and mostly affects individuals who already have immune deficiencies.
If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma, the board-certified dermatologists at Cumberland Skin Dermatology are here to answer any questions you may have and to provide the best care possible.
What is Kaposi Sarcoma?
Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer that most often affects people with immune deficiencies. The tumors may develop anywhere on the body and often look like purple, red, or brown skin blotches. These lesions consist of cancerous cells and blood vessels.
Dermatologists diagnose Kaposi sarcoma by taking a biopsy of the lesion. If cancer is present, the dermatologist will discuss your treatment options.
Kaposi Sarcoma FAQs
A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, and you are sure to have a lot of questions. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kaposi sarcoma:
If you have any other questions about Kaposi sarcoma or any other skin condition, please feel free to contact us today.
Contact Cumberland Skin Dermatology for Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment
The board-certified dermatologists at Cumberland Skin Dermatology provide skillful and compassionate care for the skin, hair, and nails. If you have a suspicious growth on your skin, or if you are overdue for a skin cancer screening, please schedule an appointment with us today. Dial 615-449-5771 for our Lebanon office, 615-964-5941 for our Hermitage office, or 615-824-7491 for our Hendersonville office.