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Cutaneous Lymphoma FAQ

What is lymphoma and cutaneous lymphoma?

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer. The two main forms of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

What are the typical symptoms of cutaneous lymphoma?

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or CTCL, describes many different disorders with various symptoms.

How is cutaneous lymphoma diagnosed and what kinds of tests should I expect?

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) can be difficult to diagnose in early stages as the signs and symptoms and skin biopsy findings can be similar to other skin conditions.

What kind of treatment can I expect?

Treatment is very individualized and specific to each person depending on the symptoms and stage of the disease.

What causes cutaneous lymphoma?

Although there is continuing research, at this time no single factor has been proven to cause this disease.

Who gets cutaneous lymphoma and how many people have it?

Cutaneous lymphomas affect thousands of individuals worldwide.

What is the progression of cutaneous lymphoma?

The course of cutaneous lymphoma is unpredictable.

Is cutaneous lymphoma contagious and is there a cure?

Cutaneous lymphoma is not contagious.