AIDS-related cancers are certain types of cancer that are more likely to occur in people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The most common types are:
- Kaposi sarcoma
- Lymphoma (especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma and primary central nervous system lymphoma)
- Invasive cervical cancer
Other types of cancer that may be more likely to develop in people with HIV infection are invasive anal cancer, Hodgkin disease, lung cancer, cancer of the mouth, cancer of the testicles and skin cancers.
At the Cancer Institute at North Shore-LIJ, individuals with AIDS-related cancers are treated by a team of experts that includes specialists in medical oncology, infectious disease, surgical oncology, dermatology, gynecologic oncology, urology and radiation medicine. The care team provides comprehensive and compassionate care to treat, educate and support peoples with AIDS-related cancers.