Cutaneous lymphoma experts provide answers to the question: "Why are so many biopsies required?"
Cutaneous lymphoma experts provide answers to the question: "When should I get a second opinion?"
Cutaneous lymphoma experts provide answers to the question: "What are the important questions I should ask during my appointment?"
Overview of how cutaneous lymphoma is diagnosed and classified; plus an explanation of staging.
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are very rare in children, teens and adolescents compared with adults aged over 50 years. Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most frequently diagnosed primary cutaneous lymphoma in childhood other than lymphomatoid papulosis. However, due to its uncommon manifestation in young patients, the diagnosis of CTCL is often delayed or missed.
Uncommon diseases pose a number of challenges, one of which is the difficulty patients and physicians face in reaching a proper diagnosis.
You've received a diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma, now what? Knowing what to ask your healthcare professional can help reduce anxiety and aim you in the right direction for receiving treatment.