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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.

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What are the stages of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?
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Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are generally classified into four stages, depending on the exten...
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What is the rate of incidence for cutaneous T-cell lymphomas?
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Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are rare. In the United States, approximately 1,500 people are new...
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Are cutaneous T-cell lymphomas serious?
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Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTLCs) are serious diseases. They are malignant tumors, for which there ...
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Are cutaneous T-cell lymphomas contagious?
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Like other malignancies, cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are not contagious; they cannot be trans...
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