CTCL: Skin Lymphoma, Not Skin Cancer

In its early stages, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (CTCL) may be mistaken for a skin condition like eczema. Many people have a hard time grasping how something that arises in the skin is actually considered a blood cancer. Listen in as Alicia and Lizette from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) speak with Dr. Jasmine Zain, hematologist/oncologist at City of Hope in Duarte, CA, about how CTCL is not just one disease, how CTCL is diagnosed and treated, why dermatologists may be part of a person’s treatment team, the prevalence of CTCL within certain geographies and ethnicities, stem cell transplants, the role of clinical trials and the importance of a team approach when determining the best treatment options. Dr. Jasmine Zain also explains how people can live their normal lives despite their CTCL diagnosis.

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