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Are AIDS-related cancers serious?

AIDS-related cancers are very serious. They can be treated, but they can also be fatal. Different types of AIDS-related cancers can cause pain, bleeding, and harm to various organs, including the brain. Cancer may grow faster in people with HIV because of their weakened immune systems. Aggressive cancer treatment may damage some people's bodies even further.

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Is there a cure for AIDS-related cancers?
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Some cancers can be treated successfully, including many lymphomas, which are some of the most commo...
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How are AIDS-related cancers diagnosed?
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Doctors use different tests to diagnose different AIDS-related cancers. For example:Lymphoma may req...
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How can my white blood cell count affect my AIDS-related cancer treatment?
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For people with AIDS-related cancers, a low white blood cell count could affect treatment. For examp...
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How common are AIDS-related cancers?
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About 25 to 40 percent of people with HIV or AIDS get cancer -- especially certain types. For exampl...
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