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.
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.