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Is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma the same as non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not exactly...

Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a disorder of a type of immune cell, the t cell.
Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of b cells, another type of immune cell. Thus ctcl is technically a non-hodgkin's lymphoma. However, people typically use 'non-hodgkin's lymphoma' to describe other types of b cell cancers that do not fit the characteristics of hodgkin's disease. Talk with your doctor for more info.

In brief: Not exactly...

Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a disorder of a type of immune cell, the t cell.
Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of b cells, another type of immune cell. Thus ctcl is technically a non-hodgkin's lymphoma. However, people typically use 'non-hodgkin's lymphoma' to describe other types of b cell cancers that do not fit the characteristics of hodgkin's disease. Talk with your doctor for more info.
Dr. Brant Ward
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: CTCL subset of NHL

Cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a subset of non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl).
There are >40 nhl subtypes. Ctcl is one.

In brief: CTCL subset of NHL

Cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a subset of non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl).
There are >40 nhl subtypes. Ctcl is one.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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