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A long-term, rapidly developing form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a cancerous disease
that affects the skin. It commonly results in infections or tumors of the skin that can
spread to the lymph nodes or other organs such as the spleen, liver, or lungs.
For mycosis fungoides, treatment is either directed at the skin or the entire
body (systemic). Because Sézary syndrome is chronic and systemic (affecting the
entire body), it is usually not treated with skin-directed therapies alone.
Treatments may be prescribed alone or in combination to achieve the best
long-term benefit. Many patients live normal lives while they treat their
disease, and some are able to remain in remission for long periods of time.
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