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Kaposi's sarcoma

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Introduction
Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that can affect both the skin and internal organs.
Symptoms of Kaposi's sarcoma
The symptoms of Kaposi's sarcoma vary depending on the parts of the body that are affected. The skin and internal organs are most commonly affected.
Causes of Kaposi's sarcoma
Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by a virus called the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).
Diagnosing Kaposi's sarcoma
Before diagnosing Kaposi's sarcoma, your GP will ask you about your general health and carefully examine your skin.
Treating Kaposi's sarcoma
The treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma depends on what type you have, what symptoms you have, how far the cancer has spread and your general health.