Advertisement

What is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a rare malignancy of T-lymphocytes that primarily affects the skin. T-lymphocytes, also known as T-cells, are a type of white blood cell that functions as part of the immune system to destroy foreign organisms in the body, such as viruses and bacteria. CTCL is a kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is usually slow growing. There are several types of CTCL; the most common are mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome.

Continue Learning about Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Are cutaneous T-cell lymphomas serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTLCs) are serious diseases. They are malignant tumors, for which there ...
More Answers
How do I care for someone with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Caring for people with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) involves helping them deal with the effects ...
More Answers
What are the stages of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are generally classified into four stages, depending on the exten...
More Answers
What is the rate of incidence for cutaneous T-cell lymphomas?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are rare. In the United States, approximately 1,500 people are new...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.