NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016
histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor
A drug that blocks the action of proteins called histone
deacetylase, which leads to cell death.
human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing
A blood test that finds a person’s unique set of proteins on
A test that makes pictures (images) of the inside of the body .
The body’s natural defense against infection.
A test of cancer cells to find specific cell traits involved in
abnormal cell growth.
A drug used to activate the body’s disease-fighting ability
A protein that helps to make energy in cells.
large-cell transformed mycosis fungoides
A fast-growing subtype consisting of large cells.
Any type of abnormal skin.
A controlled loss of feeling in a small area of the body
caused by drugs.
local electron beam therapy
Treatment with high-energy rays (radiation) given to limited
areas of cancer close to the skin’s surface.
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
Tube-shaped ducts that carry lymph throughout the body.
A network in the body that collects and transports a fluid
(lymph) and fights germs.
A type of white blood cell that helps protect the body from
Cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes
that are within the lymphatic system.
Extra treatment given to prolong the good effects of prior
All health events and medications taken to date.
Man-made antibodies that attach proteins on cancer cells.
natural killer (NK) cell
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
nonmyeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment consisting of low doses of chemotherapy
to reduce side effects followed by transfusion of donor stem
A red bump that is by a hair follicle.
An area of scaly skin that is flat and may be discolored.
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
A treatment with UV rays.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
A thickened patch of skin that is raised or hard.
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
positron emission tomography/computed
A test that uses radioactive material and x-rays to view the
shape and function of organs and tissues.