PUVA Therapy Topic Guide
PUVA: PUVA stands for psoralen and ultraviolet A. After ingesting psoralen, the patient is exposed to a precise amount of ultraviolet light. PUVA therapy (photochemotherapy) is useful in the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and mycosis fungoides. PUVA may cause skin cancer and puts patients at risk for squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Lymphoma Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. Symptoms include fevers, chills, itching, enlarged spleen, and swollen lymph nodes. Treatment depends upon the type and stage of the lymphoma, in addition to the age and overall health of the individual.