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What are the treatment options for AIDS-related cancers?

If you have AIDS-related cancer, take medication to fight the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) while treating the cancer. This strategy may make it possible to treat the cancer aggressively. For example, anti-HIV medication can let some people with HIV to take bigger chemotherapy doses than their weakened immune systems would ordinarily allow. The most common cancer treatments involve chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery, depending on the specific type of cancer involved, and other less-well-known options may be considered.

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