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Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. Some risk factors are out of your control, such as age or gender. However, you do have control over some risk factors, such as exposure to certain infections. People who think they may be at risk should discuss this with their doctor.
Age: Mycosis fungoides occurs most often in patients older than age 60, however can be seen at any age.
Sex: Mycosis fungoides is twice as common in men as women.
Race: Mycosis fungoides is somewhat more common in blacks.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.