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Should I talk to my doctor about my Kaposi sarcoma symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you notice symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma, you should talk to your doctor right away. Suspicious symptoms may include blotchy patches on the skin that are purple, red, or brown. Bloody stool or a painful mouth sore may indicate Kaposi sarcoma in the digestive tract. By the time people notice any symptoms, multiple tumors are often already formed, and it can continue to spread throughout the body in just a few months. If it's caught early, there's a much better chance of successful treatment. Because Kaposi sarcoma can have a much more severe effect in people with HIV or AIDS, it's especially important for those people to see a doctor immediately if they notice symptoms of Kaposi sarcoma.

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