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Merkel cell carcinoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • Carcinoma, merkel cell
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Merkle tumors
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  • 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