NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Mycosis Fungoides, Version 1.2016
psoralen and UVA (PUVA)
Treatment with UVA rays to psoralen-exposed skin.
Removal of a skin sample using a sharp hollow device.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A drug that enters cells and attaches to a specific type of
protein, which in turn causes cell death.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
A cell with one, round nucleus that is shaped like the first
layer of the brain.
A lymphoma that presents with reddening of most of the skin
and very high numbers of Sézary cells in the blood.
Removal of a skin sample from the first and part of the
second skin layers.
An unplanned physical or emotional response to treatment.
An organ to the left of the stomach that helps protect the
body from disease.
stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then replaces
it by adding healthy blood stem cells.
A drug used to reduce redness, swelling, and pain, but also
to kill cancer cells.
Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by
cancer or cancer treatment.
Treatment that is absorbed into the body to treat cancer
Drugs that stop the growth process that is specific to cancer
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
A gland located behind the breastbone.
A group of tissue within the throat that contains many white
blood cells called lymphocytes and fights germs that enter
the mouth and nose.
total skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT)
Treatment with high-energy rays (radiation) given to
widespread cancer close to the skin’s surface.
Treatment with UVB rays to limited areas of skin cancer.