- How is lymphoma of the skin treated?
- Skin-directed treatments for skin lymphomas
- Whole-body (systemic) treatments for skin lymphomas
- Clinical trials for lymphoma of the skin
- Complementary and alternative therapies for lymphoma of the skin
- Treatment for specific types of skin lymphoma
- What if the lymphoma keeps growing or comes back after treatment?
- More treatment information for lymphoma of the skin
Clinical trials for lymphoma of the skin
You have probably had to make a lot of decisions since you’ve been told you have lymphoma of the skin. One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing which treatment is best for you. You may have heard about clinical trials being done for skin lymphomas. Or maybe someone on your health care team has mentioned a clinical trial to you.
Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies that are done with patients who volunteer for them. They are done to learn more about promising new treatments or procedures.
Clinical trials are one way to get state-of-the art cancer treatment. Sometimes they may be the only way to get some newer treatments. They are also the best way for doctors to learn better ways to treat cancer. Still, they are not right for everyone.
If you would like to learn more about clinical trials that might be right for you, start by asking your doctor if your clinic or hospital conducts clinical trials. You can also call our clinical trials matching service for a list of studies that meet your medical needs. You can reach this service at 1-800-303-5691 or on our website at www.cancer.org/clinicaltrials. You can also get a list of current clinical trials by calling the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or by visiting the NCI clinical trials website at www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials.
You will need to meet certain requirements to take part in any clinical trial. But if you qualify for a clinical trial, you still decide whether or not to enter (enroll in) it.
To learn more about clinical trials, see our document Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know.
Last Medical Review: 08/04/2014
Last Revised: 08/04/2014