Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Extracorporeal photopheresis is a treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (a serious but rare skin condition) and certain other types of cancer. The procedure is similar to donating blood.

Specialists draw blood from your body and treat it with a light-sensitizing drug. Then the blood is exposed to ultraviolet light, which kills the lymphoma cancer cells. Finally, these cancer-free cells are mixed back in with the rest of the blood and safely returned back into your bloodstream.

Mercy specialists are experienced in performing extracorporeal photopheresis. If you’re a candidate for this T-Cell lymphoma treatment, your Mercy doctor will explain exactly what you can expect and answer any questions you might have.

As part of a coordinated team of health experts, your doctor is focused on providing the care that’s right for you. At Mercy, we have one overriding goal: to get you beyond cancer and back to a life of doing the things you love.

Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
71.4 miles
Giancarlo Angelo Pillot, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
121.3 miles
Michael J. Bolger, MD, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
127.3 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Cancer Center - Patients First Drive

  • 901 Patients First Drive
    Washington, MO 63090
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
125.2 Miles

David C. Pratt Cancer Center

  • 607 S. New Ballas Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • (314) 251-4800
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
127.8 Miles

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Extracorporeal Photopheresis