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What kind of follow-up care is necessary for Kaposi sarcoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Once you've been treated for Kaposi sarcoma, follow-up care may depend on your overall condition. In all cases, it's important to check in regularly with your doctor for exams to determine whether the cancer has come back or spread. It's also important to talk to your doctor if you notice any new or unusual symptoms. If your Kaposi sarcoma was caused by another underlying medical condition such as AIDS or an organ transplant, you will probably need to continue treatment for that condition. You should be in regular contact with your doctor about these conditions. In general, caring for your overall health-including your emotional health-is an important step toward recovery.

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