People with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk for developing cancers that may include Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer. These three forms of cancer are often referred to as “AIDS-defining conditions”—which means that if a person with HIV develops one of these cancers, it can indicate the development of AIDS. Learn more about these types of cancers below:

Other cancers that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS may include angiosarcoma (cancer of the lining of the blood vessels), liver cancer, mouth or throat cancer, colorectal cancer, testicular cancer, and many types of skin cancers.

Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

AIDS-Related Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

Northwestern Medicine specialists work together to provide you personalized care and treatment for AIDS-related cancers.

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.


Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.