Men with HIV & Nonmelanoma Cancers

Greater Risk for Kaposi's Sarcoma

Kaposi's Sarcoma is a cancer that develops from the cells that line the lymph or blood vessels - it usually appears on the skin or inside the mouth. Kaposi's Sarcoma form red, brown, or purple tumours that usually has no symptoms but can become life threatening when found on the lungs, liver, or digestive tract.

US Study Of Men With HIV

A nationwide study in the US of a group of white and black men diagnosed with HIV, examined any association between history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, ambient ultraviolet radiation and incidence of first primary Kaposi's sarcoma.

High Risk For Prior Non-Melanoma

Researchers found 422 newly diagnosed cases among the total group and that those with prior nonmelanoma skin cancer had a statistically significant increased risk of developing Kaposi's sarcoma.



Men with HIV, nonmelanoma skin cancer at greater risk for Kaposi’s sarcoma -

Ultraviolet Radiation and Kaposi Sarcoma Incidence in a Nationwide US Cohort of HIV-Infected Men  -