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About Kaposi Sarcoma

  • Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels that develop into skin lesions or occur internally. The lesions are usually purple and are made of cancer cells, new blood vessels, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Kaposi sarcoma is different from other cancers in that lesions may begin in more than one place in the body at the same time.

    Learn about Kaposi sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Kaposi sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute

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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    How Our Sarcoma Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for sarcomas.
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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.