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What causes mycosis fungoides and who can get it?

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Doctors don't know what causes mycosis fungoides. It could be related to a virus, exposure to a chemical, or your genes. It can happen at any age, but most people get it in their 50s or 60s. Men are two times more likely than women to have it.

From: What Is Mycosis Fungoides? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lymphoma of the Skin," "Treatment for Specific Types of Skin Lymphoma," "Whole-body (systemic) Treatments for Skin Lymphomas."

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation: "A Patient's Guide to Understanding Cutaneous Lymphoma," "Online Support Groups."

Genetics Home Reference: "Mycosis Fungoides."

Lymphoma Association (UK): "Managing Symptoms of Skin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Mycosis Fungoides and the Sézary Syndrome Treatment."

New Zealand Dermatological Society: "Electron Beam Radiation for Cutaneous Lymphoma."

Stanford University Medicine: "Mycosis Fungoides/Sèzary Syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 14, 2016

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lymphoma of the Skin," "Treatment for Specific Types of Skin Lymphoma," "Whole-body (systemic) Treatments for Skin Lymphomas."

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation: "A Patient's Guide to Understanding Cutaneous Lymphoma," "Online Support Groups."

Genetics Home Reference: "Mycosis Fungoides."

Lymphoma Association (UK): "Managing Symptoms of Skin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Mycosis Fungoides and the Sézary Syndrome Treatment."

New Zealand Dermatological Society: "Electron Beam Radiation for Cutaneous Lymphoma."

Stanford University Medicine: "Mycosis Fungoides/Sèzary Syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 14, 2016

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