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Doctor insights on: Lupus Mycosis Fungoides

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Does mycosis fungoides have a cure?

Does mycosis fungoides have a cure?

Sometimes: It is a difficult lymphoma to eradicate although it can be controlled with many different medicines and life extended for several years. Newer medicines are coming along so ther eis hope for long term control. ...Read more

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Mycosis fungoides tumors, can surgery help?

Mycosis fungoides tumors, can surgery help?

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. ...Read more

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What type of medication or remedy shall I use to treat my mycosis fungoides?

What type of medication or remedy shall I use to treat my mycosis fungoides?

Dermatologist is key: Since Mycosis Fungoides is a low grade malignancy of T cells arising in skin and may go to other organs, the treatment is tailored to your stage, type of M; whether it has spread to organs or not, and whether it has progressed from an indolent to an aggressive form. So, in short, for your sake and your benefit, your question is best answered by your dermatologist in concert with your oncologist. ...Read more

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How common is a lichenoid lymphocytic infiltrate w/ tanglestacia in a skin biopsy? I was diagnosed Mycosis Fungoides last year, could this be new spot

Nonspecific terms vs: The diagnosis of nycosis fungoides is based on a combination of 4 items: clinical, histological, immunotests, molecular. The histological picture mimics many forms and also includes lichenoid infiltrate, plus in a third, ,atypical abnormal cells form cerebriform Pautier's nests. To answer your question, your biopsy should have molecular clonality, expert pathology immunohistology review. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Can i fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, i advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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How common is lupus? 

How common is lupus? 

Lower than the tests: Approximately 1/1000 people with have sle. Many pts. Have blood tests that are positive, but no evidence vfor "clinical disease." virtually all pts. With sle can be controlled. The sex ratio is at least 10/1, female to male. ...Read more

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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more

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Ho do you treat lupus?

Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have . Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. These really depend on your symptoms with severe nervous system or kidney disease powerful drugs lime Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) may also be needed. ...Read more