Cutaneous Lymphoma

The cutaneous lymphoma clinic is a specialty clinic that treats patients with both cutaneous T-cell and B-cell lymphomas. Our team of dermatologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists work together to create a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for you.

We offer the full spectrum of care for cutaneous lymphoma, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Extracorporeal photopheresis
  • Immunotherapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Topical therapies

Some of the common types of cutaneous lymphoma we treat include:

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)
    • Mycosis fungoides
    • Sézary syndrome
    • CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma
    • CD30+ lymphomatoid papulosis
  • Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas

What to expect at your appointment

History and physical exam

We perform a full skin exam and review your medical history and outside records, including:

  • Performing a lung, heart, abdomen, and lymph node exam if necessary
  • Reviewing prior blood tests
  • Reviewing radiologic studies and skin biopsies

Biopsy

If we suspect a cutaneous lymphoma, we may remove a small skin sample (biopsy) from the affected area for analysis. Cutaneous lymphomas may need many biopsies overtime for a definitive diagnosis.

Blood test and imaging

We may order more blood work or radiologic imaging to rule out systemic involvement.

Based on your history, physical exam, and lab results we create a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment addresses your manifestations of the disease, severity, and health.

Participate in a clinical trial

Currently, we are accepting applicants for the following clinical trials:

Appointments and referrals

A referral from your outside doctor is required to ensure you are a good fit for the clinic.

Referrals can be sent to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

We typically schedule appointments on Monday afternoons, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Our team

Joi B. Carter, MD

Dermatology

Areas of focus

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
  • High risk skin cancer
  • Cutaneous oncology

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Lesley A. Jarvis, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Areas of focus

  • Breast cancer
  • Central nervous system (CNS) oncology
  • Lymphoma

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Frederick Lansigan, MD

Hematology

Areas of focus

  • Lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Hematologic malignancies and blood and marrow transplant
  • Clinical trials
  • Cutaneous and T-Cell lymphoma

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kathryn A. Zug, MD

Dermatology

Areas of focus

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma
  • General medical dermatology
  • And 2 more areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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