Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy, or phototherapy, is one of the most widely used skin-directed therapies for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). UVA and UVB are wavelengths of light found in natural sunlight, and are used for phototherapy.
January 2019 - As part two of our 3-part series on treatment options, Dr. Aaron Mangold presented on and took questions about phototherapy treatments for early stage disease. Dr. Mangold is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
Phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet light to decrease inflammation in the skin. While phototherapy can be used in the treatment of many inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, it has also been proven as an effective treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).