How effective is total skin electron beam therapy for the treatment of stages T1 and T2 mycosis fungoides in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Treatment of stages T1 and T2 mycosis fungoides with total skin electron beam therapy is highly effective without adjuvant therapy. Management of relapses with local radiotherapy or a second round of total skin electron beam irradiation is feasible, timesaving, and cost-effective. [109] In patients with limited patch-stage mycosis fungoides, topical steroids or bexarotene gel can be used.


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