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My grandson has anaplastic t-cell lymphoma. But it is low level lymphoma located on his left arm. What treatment would be best?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology
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Anaplastic large t-cell lymphomas (alcl) in kids usually have spread around the body by the time they are diagnosed.
Very rarely they can remain localized to only one spot in the skin. Because of the rarity of this diagnosis the best treatment is not known, but good results have been reported with chemo, surgery and even radiation. A qualified pediatric oncologist can help find the best course.

In brief: See a Ped Onc

Anaplastic large t-cell lymphomas (alcl) in kids usually have spread around the body by the time they are diagnosed.
Very rarely they can remain localized to only one spot in the skin. Because of the rarity of this diagnosis the best treatment is not known, but good results have been reported with chemo, surgery and even radiation. A qualified pediatric oncologist can help find the best course.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice. Have sevearl pathologists review the biopsy.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
We also now have drugs that directly target a problem gene in some types of anaplastic lymphomas called ALK that causes them to grow out of control. These medicines can produce dramatic results.
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