4 doctors weighed in:

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are new agents

There are several new agents for this disease.
It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease.

In brief: There are new agents

There are several new agents for this disease.
It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
Thank
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Photopheresis

Sometimes extracorporeal photopheresis (ecp) may help to control disease mainly confined to the skin.
This involves removing some of your blood and exposing it to ultraviolet light after mixing it with psoralen. The uv light activates the psoralen which kills the lymphocytes. The blood is then returned to you. This takes several sessions.

In brief: Photopheresis

Sometimes extracorporeal photopheresis (ecp) may help to control disease mainly confined to the skin.
This involves removing some of your blood and exposing it to ultraviolet light after mixing it with psoralen. The uv light activates the psoralen which kills the lymphocytes. The blood is then returned to you. This takes several sessions.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified,
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors