Diagnostic delay can affect prognosis
Sometimes, cutaneous lymphoma resembles eczema or psoriasis, and many of these patients spend years not knowing they actually have a lymphoma. This delay in diagnosis is an important factor affecting the prognosis of these patients. It also adds a lot of stress and anxiety for these patients, affecting their quality of life in a negative way. It's scary to have a serious skin disease that is so visually apparent and not responding to the best treatments offered.