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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016

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DCIS

Genetic counseling | Treatment

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Treatment guide

Stage III treatment

Chart 4.4.1

lists first-line treatment options for stage

III cancers with and without blood involvement. When

no blood is involved,

generalized skin treatment is

advised. If treatment works, you may stay on some

treatments for a while or slowly stop some treatments

to prolong the good results.

Start treatment again if the cancer was fully treated but

came back as stage I, II, or III. People often have good

results with the same treatment. If a new treatment

will be received, the choice of which treatment will be

partly based on how much of your skin has lesions. If

one or two courses of first-line treatment didn’t work, try

another treatment listed in the chart.

You may have already tried multiple courses of

treatment without much change. Despite treatment,

the cancer may be worse. In either case, options are

listed in Chart 4.4.2.

For stage III cancers with some blood involvement,

systemic treatment is advised. Skin treatment may

also be used to treat skin lesions. If treatment works,

you may stay on some treatments for a while or

slowly stop some treatments to prolong the good

results.

Start treatment again if the cancer was fully treated

but came back as stage I, II, or III. People often

have good results with the same treatment. If a

new treatment will be received, the choice of which

treatment will be partly based on how much of your

skin has lesions. If one or two courses of first-line

treatment didn’t work, try another treatment listed in

the chart.

You may have already tried multiple courses of

first-line treatment without much change. Despite

treatment, the cancer may be worse. In either case,

options are listed in Chart 4.4.2.