Skin lymphomas that develop in the skin and are not affecting any other areas of the body at the time they are diagnosed. Most skin lymphomas are slow-growing (low-grade), but some can be fast-growing (high-grade). Lymphoma that starts somewhere else in the body and then spreads to the skin is not a skin lymphoma. Doctors are still trying to find out what causes skin lymphoma. Research has shown that it isn’t caused by anything you’ve done and isn’t hereditary.
Most cases of Skin Lymphoma are very treatable if caught in the early stages. Most patients who receive long-term treatment have the same life expectancy as people without the disease. Early-stage treatments include gels, ointments, phototherapy or by injections into the tumour site. However, if skin lymphoma spreads and is no longer in the early stages, medications and therapies are used. This includes watchful waiting, chemotherapy, biological therapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation. Adjusting to life after lymphoma treatment can be hard. However, the recovery period depends upon the type of treatment.