Most skin cancers are caused by sun damage to the skin. On the contrary, skin lymphomas occur in closed areas of the body that are not exposed to sunlight and they progress insidiously; because they do not cause pain. Here are important information about the disease; which is delayed in consulting a doctor and is becoming more common in children.
The tumor type, whose frequency has gradually increased in recent years and; which has become more easily recognized with the development of diagnostic methods, is called “Skin Lymphomas”. Skin lymphomas are caused by the invasion of lymphocytes, an immune system cell.
Skin lymphomas happens in regions that do not see the sun but do not see it
Most skin cancers are caused by the sun. These are seen in sun-exposed areas of the body and in older ages. Skin lymphomas differ from other skin cancers in this respect. The disease often occurs at a younger age and in areas of the body; that are not exposed to sunlight, especially under clothing. It attracts attention as a disease in; which the consultation to the doctor is usually delayed; because it occurs in closed areas of the body and does not cause pain-like complaints. It is stated that the disease has recently been encountered especially in children. For this reason, it is recommended not to neglect skin lesions that do not improve with treatment and to consult a specialist immediately in case of problems.
WATCH OUT OF FREQUENTLY RECURRENT EXERCISE-LIKE INJURIES!
Although there are various subtypes of skin lymphomas, the most common form is called “Mycosis Fungoides”. In the early stage, it is seen with frequently recurring, eczema-like patches in closed areas of the skin. As the stage progresses, single and multiple hard red plaques and tumors may form. It is noteworthy that although it usually continues for life in the form of recurrent attacks on the skin, it does not affect the patient’s health negatively. Although it is rare, it is considered as a disease group that requires follow-up because it can spread to other systems of the body.
FIRST STEP TREATMENT PHOTOTHERAPY
The diagnosis of skin lymphomas is made by skin biopsies performed in an extremely easy and painless manner. When diagnosed at an early stage, it is stated that the first step treatment is “phototherapy”, which is a kind of sunlight therapy that includes ultraviolet rays and is usually applied in cabinet type devices. It is stated that this treatment method, which should not be confused with radiotherapy, has been used safely for many years in the treatment of many skin diseases, especially psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema, as well as skin lymphomas.