Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A man possibly treated for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma walks with his wife.

Most people are aware of the basic types of skin cancer but not so many have heard of a rare type of lymphoma called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that is often first noticed because of skin symptoms. 

Though T-cell lymphoma can also involve the blood, lymph nodes and internal organs, it most commonly affects the skin, causing rash-like patches, itching and sometimes even tumors. T-cell lymphoma is not curable but it is treatable. 

Yale Medicine's Department of Dermatology offers expert, multidisciplinary care and advanced treatments, including phototherapy for this unusual type of lymphoma. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.