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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016

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Treatment planning

Review

Review

• A medical history is a report of all health

events in your lifetime.

• Your doctor will examine your body for signs

of disease. He or she will check how much

of your skin has lesions, the type of lesions

present, and the size of your lymph nodes and

organs.

• Blood tests can be done to assess for Sézary

cells, how widespread the cancer may be, and

for other health conditions.

• Imaging tests allow your doctors to see inside

your body without cutting into it. Diagnostic

CT or whole body PET/CT may be needed for

treatment planning.

• A bone marrow biopsy removes a piece of

bone and marrow to test for cancer cells. This

test may help toward planning treatment for

some people.

• If you may be pregnant now, get a pregnancy

test since some cancer treatments can harm

unborn babies.