Statistics About Kaposi Sarcoma
Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting cancer or of being cured. Statistics show what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to know or predict what will happen to a particular person.
Until the early 1980s, Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was a rare disease. It occurred most often in older Mediterranean men, African men, or organ transplant patients. With the emergence of HIV/AIDS, the rate of KS increased among people affected with HIV/AIDS, peaking in the 1990s. With the advent of new treatments for AIDS, however, the rate has dropped.
These are statistics from the American Cancer Society about Kaposi sarcoma (KS):