Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT) for Treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lympohma (CTCL)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is one of the only hospitals in the Northeast to offer Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT) for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). In fact, our center is the only radiation facility to offer TSEBT in the entire state of New Jersey.
TSEBT treats the entire body's skin surface by using a linear accelerator which produces electron beams.These electron beams penetrate the superficial portion of the skin to treat the lesions.This type of treatment spares deeper tissues and organs of any radiation effects. The course of treatment lasts about nine weeks, but the daily procedure is outpatient, typically takes under an hour and is generally well tolerated.
Before the Procedure
A comprehensive plan is developed by your medical team which includes a radiation oncologist, dosimetrist, radiation physicist and radiation therapist. The team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan necessary to treat your skin.
What you can expect
The procedure is outpatient and one session lasts about 40 minutes. One full course of treatment takes approximately nine weeks with 2-4 daily visits per week.
RWJ radiation oncologist Rahul R. Parikh, M.D. has found TSEBT to be extremely effective for many of his cutaneous lymphoma patients. He has successfully treated patients with this approach, with excellent immediate and long-term results.
For more information on TSEBT, please call 732-253-3939 or click here to fill our our online form.