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Oncology for Palliative Medicine$
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Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001

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Malignancy associated with HIV infection

Malignancy associated with HIV infection

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(p.263) Chapter 20 Malignancy associated with HIV infection
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Oncology for Palliative Medicine
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Peter Hoskin

Wendy Makin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0020

This chapter discusses malignancies arising from HIV infection. One of the problems faced by patients with HIV is cancer. Cancer affects almost 40 per cent of HIV-infected people and with the prolongation of the life expectancy of these patients, numbers are expected to increase. Of all the malignancies associated with HIV, lymphoma is the most prevalent in homosexual men, according to a 1980s study, while Kaposi's sarcoma is prevalent in patients with AIDS. Discussed in this chapter are the recognized AIDS-defining malignancies that occur in patients infected with HIV. These are Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin' lymphoma, and carcinoma of the cervix and anus.

Keywords:   HIV infection, lymphoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, AIDS, AIDS-defining malignancies, cervix, anus, carcinoma

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