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Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a disease caused when T-lymphocytes become malignant and affect the skin. T-lymphocytes are the infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymph system that kill harmful bacteria in the body, among other things. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma usually is a slow-growing cancer that often develops over many years.

Causes of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

The two most common types of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma are the following:

  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Sézary syndrome

Treatments Types

Our specialists will evaluate you and determine a personal treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Types of treatment may include:

  • Chemotherapy, which is treatment with drugs to destroy cancer cells;
  • Other drug therapies (retinoids, targeted drugs);
  • Radiation therapy, which uses a radiation machine that emits x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors; and
  • Photodynamic therapy, which uses a certain type of light and a special chemical to kill cancer cells.

University of Utah Hospital
Clinic 28

50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Map
801-581-2121

Huntsman Cancer Institute

2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
801-585-0172

Midvalley Health Center

243 East 6100 South
Murray, Utah 84107
Map
801-581-2955
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Park
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
801-213-4500