Sarcoma – Kaposi

Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that may form anywhere in the body. Kaposi sarcoma begins in soft tissue, typically within the oral cavity, nasal passage, or anal region. There are four main types of Kaposi sarcoma. The classic form is typically found in those of Jewish or Mediterranean heritage, while epidemic Kaposi sarcoma is the most common type and has been linked with AIDS. Acquired Kaposi sarcoma is strongly associated with individuals who receive a transplant and thus have a weakened immune system, while the final type, called endemic Kaposi sarcoma, is most often seen in those living in central Africa.