If you have been diagnosed with skin lymphoma, the Johns Hopkins Cutaneous Lymphoma Center is committed to providing you with the best available treatment for every stage of your condition. Our team of experts in dermatology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and transplant services are dedicated to help you manage your symptoms and maximize your quality of life.
Please note that only patients diagnosed with skin lymphoma should schedule appointments at our center. If you not sure about your skin condition diagnosis or are concerned about a skin lesion that has not been diagnosed as lymphoma, please call 410-955-5933 to request an appointment at one of our general dermatology clinics.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins Cutaneous Lymphoma Center
- Our team has expertise in all subtypes and stages of skin lymphoma, including cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome.
- Additional specialists and treatments are conveniently accessible through our center, including radiation oncology, infusion center, stem cell transplant services and state-of-the-art infusion facilities for chemotherapy. Social workers and financial counselors are available, as well.
- Our multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma clinic comprises of a team of clinicians and research coordinators who continues to advance treatment and patient care for cutaneous lymphoma.
- Our doctors meet regularly at our cutaneous lymphoma tumor board to discuss patients’ progress and best practices for treatment.
- We actively research new treatments for skin lymphoma, and provide opportunities for participation in clinical trials.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Please make sure to stop applying skin lotions or creams at the affected areas of your skin two weeks prior to your appointment.
You will meet with a dermatologist, and possibly a cancer doctor, for about an hour.
You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire that shows the impact of your skin lymphoma on different aspects of your life and well-being.
At your first appointment, we will conduct tests such as blood tests and a skin biopsy and review any test results you or your doctor have sent or brought to us to compare the results of our tests with those findings.
For scans and x-rays, you may need another appointment. We will work with you and your schedule, particularly if you are traveling to Baltimore for care.
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Refer a Patient
To refer a patient, please fax your patient’s pathology reports, contact information and a brief note to 410-502-2309. If you require quicker service or would like to speak directly with a physician, please call 410-955-5933.
We will triage the case and contact the patient directly. Following the procedure, we will fax a report of the case to the referring physician.
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