Is there a cure for AIDS-related cancers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Some cancers can be treated successfully, including many lymphomas, which are some of the most common AIDS-related cancers. Even cancers that cannot be cured may be controlled for a long time, with the right treatment. AIDS-related cancers do present a challenge because people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) have weakened immune systems. This can allow the cancer to grow faster, and aggressive cancer treatment may damage the weakened person's body even further. However, patients who take anti-HIV drugs and have good white blood cell counts can usually handle treatment better, and depending on their cancer tend to have better outcomes.

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