Mycosis Fungoides is a fatal form of cancer, which affects the lymphocytes making them malignant. The disease especially affects T-cell lymphocytes and the early symptoms include reddish rash on the skin, which may last for a number of months, sometimes even years without any other signs of the disease. As the cancer progresses, small reddened bumps, that is, papules may appear on the skin, followed by the formation of tumors on the skin. The tumors can cause skin infection with the gradual accumulation of pus. The treatment and recovery depend on two important factors- first, is the stage at which the cancer is detected; and second, the type of bumps or lesions that have formed on the skin.
HOW IS MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES DIAGNOSED?
When the cancerous T-cells progress into the blood, the condition is called Sezary Syndrome.