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Mycosis fungoides tumors, can surgery help?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No, not really: It is a type of lymphoma, best treated with medications and sometimes radiotherapy can help.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
It can...: Mycosis fungoides is the most common form of a type of cancer called cutaneous t-cell lymphoma. Although the skin is involved, the skin cells themselves are not cancerous. Mycosis fungoides was so named because the tumors can resemble mushrooms. Permanent lesions can certainly be treated with local surgical excision and the progression of mf is markedly slowed following surgery.

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