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New Research Could Change Cutaneous Lymphoma Treatment

Early detection is the best way to fight cutaneous lymphoma

Early detection is the best way to fight cutaneous lymphoma

At this point, all we can do is try out best to catch the disease early, before it spreads to the lymph nodes and other organs besides the skin. People who are diagnosed with mycosis fungoides between stages 1A and IIA can typically expect a survival of up to 35 years after diagnosis. In stage IIA disease, though there may be some enlarging of lymph nodes, there are no cancer cells inside them. Over 25% of these early-stage patients will end up progressing to a more advanced illness. Once this happens, advanced disease totes a median survival of 4 years or less.