Recently, a reader contacted me regarding a new and puzzling diagnosis they had just received. They stated that they had been told that they had a lymphoma of the skin, and asked me to cover this topic.
While it is not common, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) is a rare, slow growing type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It accounts for about 1 out of every 20 non-Hodgkin’s diagnoses. This cancer is slow growing and mainly affects white blood cells called T-cells in the skin.