Mycosis Fungoides Overview
Another name for Mycosis Fungoides is Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma.
What is an cutaneous T cell lymphoma?
A person with lymphoma has abnormal cells in the lymph nodes or spleen that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is an uncommon form of lymphoma. This lymphoma is a tumor of lymphocytes within the skin, known as T helper cells. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is most common in people over the age of 50. The cause for cutaneous T cell lymphoma is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk.
What are the symptoms of cutaneous T cell lymphoma?
Symptoms of cutaneous T cell lymphoma include: red patchy skin, skin ulcers, skin lesions, and skin peeling. Other symptoms include lymph gland swelling and itching.
How does the doctor treat cutaneous T cell lymphoma?
Treatment for cutaneous T cell lymphoma may include topical medications, psoralen phototherapy, interferon therapy, and chemotherapy.
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