Background: Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are the most common non-Hodgkin lymphomas that manifest primarily in the skin. Although early-stage disease has an excellent long-term survival rate, advanced disease carries a poor survival rate. Given the lengthy and complex clinical course, nurses are at the forefront of education and supportive care management for patients and caregivers.
Objectives: This article aims to provide an overview of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome and to highlight practice considerations for optimal nursing care.
Methods: Clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and nursing consideration are discussed.
Findings: Oncology nurses have a vital role in educating patients and their caregivers about the side effects of cancer treatment, appropriate skin care, and infection risk.