NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016
Genetic counseling | Treatment
Stage IV treatment
lists treatment options for stage IV
cancers. These cancers are often treated with one
or more systemic treatments. Radiation therapy may
follow to treat cancer in the skin.
Systemic options include targeted therapy and
chemotherapy. Which systemic treatment you will
receive partly depends on how fast the cancer is
growing. If systemic treatment works, you may
receive immunotherapy or targeted therapy for a
while to prolong the good results.
If treatment worked but the cancer came back, you
may receive the same systemic treatment as before.
People often have good results with the same
treatment. Allogeneic stem cell transplant may be an
option when receiving a second or third course of
systemic treatment. If one or two courses of systemic
treatment didn’t work, try another systemic treatment
listed in the chart.
You may have already tried multiple courses of
systemic treatment. Sometimes the cancer gets
worse despite systemic treatment. In either case,
joining a clinical trial may be an option. Ask your
treatment team about a clinical trial that is right for