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Merkel cell carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Carcinoma, merkel cell
  • Cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Merkle tumors
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  • Is Merkle cell carcinoma hereditary? Click here for answer

  • My brother recently passed away from Merkel cell carcinoma. How long would it have taken from the very first stage to an advanced state or death? Click here for answer

  • Can you catch this cancer from a husband that you are close to and kiss every day? Click here for answer

  • When staging Merkel cell carcinoma with sentinel lymph node biopsy, is the use of a tracer as effective as blue dye for identifying the sentinel lymph node?  What is the role of Mohs surgery for treating Merkel cell carcinoma? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Carcinoma, merkel cell
  • Cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Merkle tumors
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.