Follow-up Care & Support
After treatment for Kaposi sarcoma, it is important to receive regular follow-up examinations and tests to monitor your condition and determine whether the cancer has recurred.
You should also perform self-examinations at home to look for any sign of recurrence.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering we understand that fighting cancer and coping with the aftereffects of treatment can be overwhelming. Our experts are skilled in identifying and managing the various symptoms and complications associated with the treatment of KS and AIDS — as well as the emotional and psychological aspects of living with the disease.
People facing the challenges of cancer survivorship can access a variety of support services through our Survivorship Center.
Counseling and Support
People who cope with KS and AIDS can have unique psychological and social needs. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers can help address any psychological, social, or practical needs that you or your family might encounter during your cancer care. Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s support services.
Sexual Health and Fertility
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s comprehensive care of people with KS and other AIDS-related cancers includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers with expertise in treating sexual health issues that can arise after treatment. Learn more about our sexual health support services.
Integrative medicine complements mainstream medical care by addressing a variety of physical and emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service offers a number of therapies including various types of massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization and other mind-body therapies, music therapy, and nutritional counseling, as well as classes such as yoga, tai chi, and chair aerobics.
Help for Older Patients
A diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age, but older patients face unique challenges. Memorial Sloan Kettering is committed to providing patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need. Learn more about help for older patients.
Our multidisciplinary geriatric team includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, as well as members of the Pain and Palliative Care Service and the Integrative Medicine Service. The team provides a number of programs focusing on the needs of older people with cancer.