NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016
allogeneic stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that replaces blood stem cells with donor
stem cells, which in turn make a new immune system and
attack the lymphoma.
autologous stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that destroys cancer cells with high
doses of chemotherapy then rebuilds destroyed bone
marrow with your own healthy blood stem cells. Also called
an HDT/ASCR (
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for
Soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones where
blood cells are made.
bone marrow biopsy
Removal of a small amount of solid bone and bone marrow
to test for disease.
Ratings of tumors that suggest the outlook of the disease.
Drugs that stop the life cycle of cells so new cells aren’t
Strands of genetic material inside of cells.
A fatty liquid absorbed from the gut into the lymphatic
Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how
well it works.
complete blood count (CBC)
A test of the number of blood cells in a sample.
comprehensive metabolic panel
Tests of up to 14 chemicals in your blood.
computed tomography (CT)
A test that uses x-rays to view body parts.
A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during
core needle biopsy
Removal of small samples of solid tissue with a needle.
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
A chain of chemicals inside cells that contains coded
instructions for making and controlling cells.
To identify a disease.
A reddening of most or all of the skin.
Removal of an entire tumor and some surrounding tissue
with a surgical knife.
Treatment that consists of removing white blood cells from
the body, exposing them to psoralen then UVB rays, and
returning the treated cell back into the body.
Severe tiredness despite getting enough sleep that limits
one’s ability to function.
A test that looks at certain substances on the surface of cells
to identify the type of cells present.
folliculotropic mycosis fungoides
A fast-growing subtype that grows around hair follicles.
Instructions in cells for making and controlling cells.
The fusion of parts from two genes that creates a new gene.