Skin-Directed Therapy

Facebook Live: Aaron Mangold, MD

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.
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Skin-Directed Therapies

Individuals with disease limited to the skin (stages I and II) can often achieve a good response with one of the readily available skin-directed therapies. Learn more about skin-directed therapies.

PHOTOTHERAPY IN A NUTSHELL

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).

What and when are combination therapies used?

Occasionally skin-directed therapies may be used in combination or with a systemic therapy when one therapy alone isn't fully effective.

CUTANEOUS T- CELL LYMPHOMA TREATMENT: EARLY STAGE

Types of Treatment

Learning about the different type of treatments can be challenging. Dr. Alain Rook's video series provides an overview of treatment types and when they are used.
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Treatment Basics

Living with cutaneous lymphoma and understanding the diversity of the treatment options available can be challenging. The good news is that there are many treatment options available today.