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Total Skin Electron Irradiation Therapy

 

Treating Physicians: Dr. Bruce Haffty, Dr. Alan Cohler, Dr. Rahul R Parikh

Total Skin Electron Irradiation Therapy (TSET) is offered and available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The Total Skin Electron Therapy (TSET) program is utilized in the management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma as well as several other disorders. This service is offered in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Quality assurance is a critical feature in the delivery of such technically complicated therapy, and the departmental radiation physics and dosimetry staff members will be an integral
part of the program. Patients will be seen in consultation by Dr. Haffty or Dr. Alan Cohler who will be leading the program at the Department of Radiation Oncology. The clinical visit will be organized in such a manner that patients will become familiar with our cutaneous lymphoma program. Additional clinical support may be required, based on specific treatment recommendations. A nursing educational session will provide patients with information describing the TSET program and what they may expect from treatment; this will be provided during the initial consultation visit. Patients will receive detailed written information, references and concepts that are presented and reviewed during their first consultation visit. Our treatment facility is state of the art with multiple radiotherapeutic modalities, which will incorporate (TSET) into the management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma. The standard course of TSET is provided over 9 weeks, 4 days per week, approximately 1 hour per day. For more information please contact Drs. Haffty and Alan Cohler at 732.253.3939