Non–AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD; Liron Pantanowitz, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 12/12/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Current data suggest breast cancer incidence not increased in HIV infection[Althoff 2013], however HIV-infected women may present with advanced disease[Pantanowitz 2002; Gewurz 2005]
  • Breast cancer in HIV infection appears to have propensity for becoming bilateral disease, poorly differentiated carcinomas (Figure 14), and early metastases
  • HIV-infected patients with breast cancer and well-controlled HIV viremia should be treated similarly to HIV-negative patients

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Keywords: Cancer