New Patients

Facing cutaneous lymphoma may feel stressful. We’re here to help at every step of the way, from the moment you meet us through the completion of your treatment.

Meet with us

The first step to meeting with us is to have your doctor refer you to our clinic. Referrals can be sent to the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Pavilion Lebanon, located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. During your visit, we explain your condition, answer your questions, and discuss your next steps. We may also discuss ways to support your health through diet, exercise, and wellness resources.

We may be a smaller, rural academic medical center, but we offer the same cutting-edge treatments as larger centers with our own personal touches to ensure a good patient experience.

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Our Patient Support Corps can help you prepare for your appointment. They can help you decide which questions to ask. They can support you during your appointments by taking notes. With permission, they may also be able to record your appointments for you.

Diagnosis and treatment

After your first appointment, we may recommend additional tests to help with your diagnosis, or you may receive treatment recommendations. We may suggest tests to gather more information on your condition. These tests may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow biopsies
  • Imaging tests such as computerized tomography or positron emission tomography
  • Skin biopsies

We tailor your treatment plan to your condition and priorities. Your treatment may include:

  • Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy
  • Excimer laser therapy
  • Extracorporeal photophoresis
  • Light therapy
  • Radiation 
  • Skin creams or ointments
  • Skin-directed therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Surgery 
  • Systemic therapies:
    • Biologic or targeted therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Immunotherapy
  • Total skin electron therapy

Your provider explains what is involved and answers your questions.

Our schedulers coordinate appointments for your tests, treatments, or specialist visits. You may want to learn more before making a treatment decision. We can connect you with people who can help you make the right decisions for you.

More resources

Learning more about your condition, what we offer, and what others have experienced can help you feel more in control of your health.

  • Clinical trials – We screen every patient to make sure you find out about studies for which you are eligible. By participating in a clinical trial, you may benefit while contributing to the health of future generations.
  • Complementary Care Program – We offer many free services and programs that enhance your well-being throughout your cancer journey.
  • Diagnosis and treatment – We create advanced treatments specifically for your condition, circumstances and preferences.
  • FAQ – Read frequently asked questions about cutaneous lymphoma.
  • Shared decision-making – We help you navigate the process of making and communicating difficult healthcare decisions.
  • Specialty pharmacy – We maintain a specialty pharmacy to dispense medications unique to this rare disease.