What is Primary Cutaneous Follicle Center Lymphoma?
Primary cutaneous Follicle center lymphoma is a low-grade white blood cell cancer of the skin that develops from the uncontrolled division of the B-cells or B lymphocyte. B lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell. . Neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, T cells, and B cells are types of white blood cells. Lymphocytes (white blood cells) help to fight infection and microorganisms that enter the body.
There is no well-known cause; however, certain genetic mutations and risk factors, such as exposure to certain radiation, previous radiation therapy, and previous chemotherapy for cancer treatment, are thought to be responsible for the development of a precursor of B-lymphoblastic leukemia.
The annual frequency of the occurrence of the primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma is 0.3 per 1000 population. It accounts for approximately 10%-20% of all skin lymphomas
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Single or multiple fast-growing masses or nodules of varying sizes on the skin
- These nodules or lumps may or may not be ulcerated (painful/sore)
- These nodules most frequently develop on the skin of the face, arms, hands, and abdomen
- Presence of enlarged or swelled lymph nodes
- Excessive sweating at night
- Weight loss
- Constant fatigue
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor
- Skin or lymph nodes marrow biopsy
- Histopathological examination
The most common treatment options are radiation therapy and surgical removal of the tumor.
What support can we give for Primary Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma?
Primary Cutaneous Follicle Center Lymphoma is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. We provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from a rare cancer such as Primary Cutaneous Follicle Center Lymphoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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