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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

Huntsman Cancer Institute

2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Midvalley Health Center

243 East 6100 South
Murray, Utah 84107
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Park
South Jordan, UT 84009