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How can AIDS-related cancers affect my quality of life?

Various AIDS-related cancers can cause symptoms ranging from fever to pain, bleeding, and memory loss. Treatment can be complicated, as you will need to treat your underlying HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) while undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery for the cancer.

Treatment can create its own side effects, including pain and nausea. You may also become anxious, exhausted, stressed, or sleepless from the effects of cancer and its treatment.

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