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MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA
Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer that is represented by occurrence of flesh coloured or bluish-red nodules on the skin, more often on the face, neck or head. Also known as the neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, the condition usually develops in older people. The first sign of the condition is fast growing painless nodule on the skin.
HOW IS MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA DIAGNOSED?
An oncology specialist can diagnose the condition when referred by a dermatologist on physician examination. A skin biopsy will be needed for definitive diagnosis. Imaging scans and PET scan may also be recommended.
HOW IS MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA TREATED?
Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are options to consider.
DID YOU KNOW?
Merkel cell carcinoma usually arises in people who have light-coloured skin. Whites are much more likely to be affected by this skin cancer than are blacks.