Cutaneous lymphoma - Definition

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Cutaneous lymphoma is cancer that develops in the form of tumors of the skin. These are the proliferation of lymphocytes whose starting point is the skin. It may, like lymphomas, be derived from B lymphocytes or T lymphocytes, and clinical symptoms remain variable. In general, it may appear initially as red patches, diffuse redness, or skin nodules of chronic progression. When in doubt, a biopsy of the area should be conducted to analyze the cells. Many sub-categories are distinguished, the most common is mycosis fungoides, whose prognosis is generally favorable.