Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Facts
This fact sheet provides specific information about cutaneous (skin) lymphomas, relatively uncommon types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. It includes information about diagnosis, treatment, expected outcomes and additional resources.
Treatment for CTCL depends on the type and stage of the disease. Treatment options include phototherapy, radiation, topical therapy, systemic single-agent chemotherapy, combination chemotherapy and combined therapies. Patients with localized early-stage disease are usually treated with topical agents such as nitrogen mustard, skin-softening agents, anti-itch agents and gradual exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light.